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Decius

(Caius Messius Quintus Decius) (dē`shəs), 201–51, Roman emperor (249–51), b. Pannonia. He was sent by PhilipPhilip
or Philip the Arabian
(Marcus Julius Philippus), 204?–249, Roman emperor (244–49). He served under Gordian III against the Persians, instigated the assassination of the emperor, and concluded a peace with Persia.
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 (Philip the Arabian) to quell a mutiny, but when the soldiers hailed him as emperor, he marched at their head, defeated and killed Philip near Verona, and accepted the title of emperor, adding Trajan (Traianus) to his name. He undertook to rebuild the state, and in an effort to revive the state religion he persecuted the Christians vigorously. He was killed in the attempt to repel an invasion of the Goths into Moesia and was succeeded by GallusGallus
(Caius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus) , d. 253 or 254, Roman emperor after 251. He fought in the eastern campaign that proved fatal to Decius. Gallus became emperor and accepted Hostilianus, Decius' son, as his colleague, or nominal coruler.
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1-3) puts into Otho's mouth, he says that he would rather be a Mucius, a Decius, a Curtius, or a Regulus rather than a Marius, Cinna or Sulla, and asked to be allowed the privilege of following the example of the former group, since the example of the latter was hateful to him; cf.
Unfortunately, Gordian was succeeded by Decius, who prosecuted Christians, and in 250 AD Trifon was arrested, tortured and decapitated.
In 250 the emperor Decius required Christians to perform a public act of sacrifice documented by a libellus, or certificate of compliance.
Among his topics are the Jesus of history, him movement, and the politics of his day; the political theology of the Augustan revolution and John the Seer's apocalyptic response to it; the apologists and politics of the Trinity; the opposing eschatologies of Cyprian and Decius and the creation of a state within a state; and Constantine, the divine order of the Christian Empire, and its European legacy.
At this point, the same characters step down from the staging platform, mount their horses, and repeat the above refrain before preceding "parmy le jeu" (into the playing arena), where they finally meet Decius and his waiting army.
During the persecutions of the Roman emperor Decius, circa 250 C.
2) It is the ferocious persecutions by Decius that awakens the faith of the main characters in Callista.
Benedict is soon sailing to strange lands with Antioch, a renowned interpreter and the formidable warrior, general Decius.
Along for the ride are Antioch's faithful young English page Benedict, a band of elite and highly disciplined soldiers led by the ruthless and dodgy Count Decius, and Venn, a fabled translator from Genoa.
All Roman Emperors as Maximinus, Philip the Arab, Valerianus, Gallienus, Decius, Claudius Gothicus and Aurelianus fought with the Sassanids (7).
Rives, "The Decree of Decius and the Religion of the Empire," The Journal of Roman Studies 89 [1999]: 135-154, and Johannes Hahn, Gewalt und religioser Konflikt: Studien zu den Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Christen, Heiden und Juden im Osten des Romischen Reiches [von Konstantin his Theodosius II], [Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004], although the latter may have appeared too late to be considered).