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Macrinus

(Marcus Opellius Severus Macrinus) (məkrī`nəs), 164–218, Roman emperor (217–18). A Moorish officer, prefect of the Praetorian Guard under CaracallaCaracalla
, 188–217, Roman emperor (211–17); son of Septimius Severus. His real name was Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, and he received his nickname from the caracalla, a Gallic tunic he regularly wore.
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, he was threatened by the emperor's murderous plans. Macrinus therefore had the emperor killed and became the first emperor who was not a senator. He himself lost the favor of the soldiers, who revolted. He was killed, and HeliogabalusHeliogabalus
or Elagabalus
, c.205–222, Roman emperor (218–22). He was a priest of the local sun god, Elagabalus, at Emesa and was named Varius Avitus Bassianus.
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 succeeded.
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It seems to me sufficient to take all those emperors who succeeded to the empire from Marcus the philosopher down to Maximinus; they were Marcus and his son Commodus, Pertinax, Julian, Severus and his son Antoninus Caracalla, Macrinus, Heliogabalus, Alexander, and Maximinus.
I do not wish to discuss Heliogabalus, Macrinus, or Julian, who, being thoroughly contemptible, were quickly wiped out; but I will bring this discourse to a conclusion by saying that princes in our times have this difficulty of giving inordinate satisfaction to their soldiers in a far less degree, because, notwithstanding one has to give them some indulgence, that is soon done; none of these princes have armies that are veterans in the governance and administration of provinces, as were the armies of the Roman Empire; and whereas it was then more necessary to give satisfaction to the soldiers than to the people, it is now more necessary to all princes, except the Turk and the Soldan, to satisfy the people rather the soldiers, because the people are the more powerful.
The new ruler, Macrinus, quickly negotiated peace with Iran and withdrew westward.
Septimus is victorious, but is later betrayed and assassinated by Macrinus, in league with the defeated barbarian tribes.
The 48-year-old has teamed up with leading historians for the protest over the recently unearthed grave of Marcus Nonius Macrinus.
When Caracalla too was assassinated in 217, she is said to have starved herself to death, either voluntarily or on the orders of the new emperor, Macrinus.
Macrinia Marcia was the wife of Aelius Macrinus Epidianus and the mother of Aelia Andena (40).
Ammianus Marcellinus nos testemunha que desde os tempos do imperador Juliano, por volta de 361, os Alamanos haviam rompido com o tratado (foedus) devastando as fronteiras da Raetia, (16) sendo que o "tratado" de paz fora restabelecido apenas com o imperador Valentiniano e o rei alamano Macrinus (17) e, posteriormente, apos o ataque das regioes dominadas pelos francos, fez-se novo "tratado" de paz (foedus) com o mesmo imperador romano.
After the defeat of Crasus at Carrhae (54 BC), all Roman Republican leaders and Emperors (Traian, Hadrian, Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Macrinus, Severus Alexander) confronted with Great Parthian Kings as Chosroes I (107-130 AD), Vologese II (130-148 AD), Vologeses IV (191-208 AD), Vologese V (209-222 AD), Artaban V (222-226 AD) (6).
As is the case with several genera of the spider family Sparassidae, proposed by Simon between 1880 and 1897, the taxonomic history of the genus Vindullus Simon 1880 is quite confusing, even more than that of the recently revised Macrinus Simon 1887 (Rheims 2007).
From the time a native of north Africa called Macrinus left his name on a piece of Roman pottery in Holt near Wrexham, Wales has encountered and handled cultural diversity in its own way by frequently reinventing itself and adapting to new realities.