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Carinus

(Marcus Aurelius Carinus) (kərī`nəs), d. 285, Roman emperor (283–85). He was the son of CarusCarus
(Marcus Aurelius Carus) , d. 283, Roman emperor (282–83). Praetorian prefect under Probus, he was made emperor by the soldiers after the murder of Probus. Leaving his son Carinus in command of the West, Carus and another son, Numerianus, went on a campaign in the
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, who left Carinus as ruler in the West when he went to the East on a campaign against the Parthians. On the death of Carus, Carinus succeeded in the West, and his brother Numerianus succeeded in the East. After the murder of Numerianus, DiocletianDiocletian
(Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus) , 245–313, Roman emperor (284–305), b. near Salona, Dalmatia (the modern Split, Croatia). Of humble birth, he obtained high military command under Probus and Aurelian and fought under Carus in Persia.
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 was chosen (284) emperor in the East by the soldiers. Carinus set out to defeat the new claimant and met him in battle. At the moment of victory, however, Carinus was murdered by one of his own soldiers, and Diocletian became sole emperor.
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By 284, approaching forty, Diocletian held senior rank in the force the Emperor Carinus sent against the Persians, led by the emperor's brother and co-ruler Numerian.
Carinus was assassinated the following year and Diocletian became master of the Roman world.
This is certainly true of its account of the emperor Carinus which is of most interest to us here.
Carinus was the eldest son of the emperor Carus who rose to power in late 282 following the assassination of his predecessor Probus near Sirmium in Pannonia.
This is a summary of what little is known about Carinus and his family, most of which comes from various 4th-century epitomators.
When his father heard of all that he did, he exclaimed, `He is no son of mine', and at last he determined to appoint Constantius -- afterwards made Caesar but at that time serving as governor of Dalmatia -- in the place of Carinus, for the reason that no one even then seemed to be better, and he even planned, as Onesimus; relates, to put Carinus to death.
250); he was called Diocles in his youth; entered the army, and through talent and loyalty rose to command the protectores (bodyguard) of Emperor Numerian (283); elected emperor following Numerian's murder (November 20, 284), his first act was to kill the supposed assassin (who was also his rival), the praetorian prefect Aper; marched against Numerian's brother Carinus (who ruled in the West), defeating and killing him in a hard-fought battle on the Margus River in southeastern Illyricum (western Yugoslavia) (spring?