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Carus

(Marcus Aurelius Carus) (kâr`əs), d. 283, Roman emperor (282–83). Praetorian prefect under ProbusProbus
(Marcus Aurelius Probus) , d. 282, Roman emperor (276–82), b. Pannonia. He was governor of the East under Marcus Claudius Tacitus, whom he succeeded as emperor. He defeated the barbarians in Gaul and in Illyria.
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, he was made emperor by the soldiers after the murder of Probus. Leaving his son CarinusCarinus
(Marcus Aurelius Carinus) , d. 285, Roman emperor (283–85). He was the son of Carus, who left Carinus as ruler in the West when he went to the East on a campaign against the Parthians.
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 in command of the West, Carus and another son, Numerianus, went on a campaign in the East. He defeated the Sarmatians, successfully attacked the Parthians, and took Ctesiphon. Soon afterward he died mysteriously.
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