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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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This could be seen when Decius, one of the conspirators, abused his weakness for flattery.
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Agatha (231-251 CE), a young Sicilian woman, lived during the reign Decius. At the age of fifteen she was "invited" by Quintian, "a man of consular dignity," to his bed.
Caesar finally starts to give in to Calpurnia's pleas when he is interrupted by one of the conspirators, Decius Brutus.
The Seven Sleepers were a group of youths who allegedly hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus centuries ago to escape religious persecution by the pagan Roman Emperor Decius. The legend goes that they gave their possessions to the poor and then went to hide and pray in the cave and they fell asleep there.
(45) Cicero's authoritative foray into Caesar's evil past during a dialogue with Decius further besmirches his reputation.
Paul, we read that the hermit witnessed the tortures inflicted on Christians by the emperor Decius, including that of a man who "had his whole body coated with honey and was exposed under a blazing sun to be stung to death by flies, hornets, and wasps" (Voragine 84).
Chapter 1 's rare details about gruesome conditions suffered by confessors imprisoned during Decius's persecution (250-251 CE) testify to Clarke's mastery of Cyprianic material.
"When in calm retirement we peruse the combats described by Homer or Tasso," he observes in his account of German military culture during the reign of Decius, "we are insensibly seduced by the fiction, and feel a momentary glow of martial ardour." The contrast is more pointed in the scene inside Constantinople on the night of the final assault in 1453: "The single combat of the heroes of history or fable, amuse our fancy and engage our affections....
Also, Saint Agatha of Catania in Sicily, who died as a martyr in the year 251 at the time of the Emperor Decius, is considered a patron of transplantation.