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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.