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Maximin

(Caius Julius Verus Maximinus) (măk`sĭmĭn), d. 238, Roman emperor (235–38). A rough Thracian soldier of great physical strength, he rose in the army, and when the soldiers revolted against Alexander SeverusAlexander Severus
(Marcus Aurelius Alexander Severus) , d. 235, Roman emperor (222–35), b. Syria. His name was changed (221) from Alexius Bassianus when he was adopted as the successor to Heliogabalus.
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, they proclaimed Maximin emperor at Mainz. He established order among the troops and conducted (235–38) highly successful campaigns against the Germans. In 238 there was a rebellion in Africa, and Gordian (Gordian I) was named emperor by the landowners. Maximin marched on Italy and advanced on Aquileia. In the siege he was assassinated by the soldiers.

Maximin

(Galerius Valerius Maximinus), d. 313, Roman emperor (308–13); kinsman of Galerius. He is called Maximin Daia. He was made caesar in 305 and in 308 proclaimed himself augustus in opposition to Emperor LiciniusLicinius,
250–325, Roman emperor. He became coemperor with Galerius, being given the rule of Illyricum (308); after the death of Galerius he added Greece and Thrace to his territories.
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. After the death of Galerius (310), Maximin exercised considerable power. He persecuted the Christians and tried to revive paganism. He later allied himself with MaxentiusMaxentius
(Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius) , d. 312, Roman emperor (306–12), son of Maximian. After Diocletian and Maximian had retired, the successor to Maximian, Constantius, died.
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 against Licinius and Constantine (Constantine IConstantine I
or Constantine the Great
, 288?–337, Roman emperor, b. Naissus (present-day Niš, Serbia). He was the son of Constantius I and Helena and was named in full Flavius Valerius Constantinus.
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); Maxentius was crushed by Constantine, and Maximin was defeated by Licinius. A last-minute effort to win the Christians by an edict of toleration did not help him. He died a fugitive.

maximin

[′mak·sə‚min]
(mathematics)
The maximum of a set of minima.
In the theory of games, the largest of a set of minimum possible gains, each representing the least advantageous outcome of a particular strategy.

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Lind, ed., Gabriele Zerbi: On the Care of the Aged; and Maximianus, Elegies on Old Age and Love (Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 1988), 18.
(102) Perhaps Gavius Bassus' command anticipated that of Valerius Maximianus as praepositus orae gentium Ponti Polemoniani, although Valerius' post is provincially limited.
All of these instances may presuppose the throne of Charlemagne (reigned 768814) with its flat, upward-curving seat back, still in situ facing the altar inside the western bay of his palace chapel at Aachen, a marble chair that is recognizably an inelegant version of the bowed ivory throne of Maximianus that Charlemagne certainly had admired while in Ravenna, itself reminiscent of Solomon's throne as described in 1 Kings.
With their tall backs arching upward and in some cases indented to form a shallow niche to embrace more fully the occupant of the chair, a generic similarity to the far-earlier thrones of Maximianus and Charlemagne is unmistakable.
The texts are: Maximianus, Elegiae 1.97-98; Sidonius, Epistolae 1.2; trans.
307 Galerius Maximianus VII, Maximinus I but from April onwards 307 was called post sextum consulatum
initially (it seems) Galerius Maximianus VII, Maximinus I
Two soldiers, Iuventinus and Maximinus, were executed at Antioch on 29 January 363 following rebellious remarks which they were alleged to have made during the course of a banquet.(40) The chronicler John Malalas specifically records that they were gentiles, members of the schola gentilium.(41) More significantly, perhaps, there is a strong case to be made that `Sergius' and `Bacchus', primicerius and secundocerius respectively of the schola gentilium, suffered at Antioch not under Galerius Maximianus as their passion alleges, but under Julian instead.(42) The exile by Julian of two such senior officers within the schola gentilium, and at such a late date, is best explained by the unique recent history of this unit.
That the passion of Sergius and Bacchus relates more to the era of Julian than of Galerius Maximianus was noted by P.
1024), while in the Miroir her name first appears long after her husband's conversion to the Christian faith (after he, as a Roman official, arrested a number of Christians) and his imprisonment at the hands of the emperor Maximianus (for.
5.235.4 (Macedonius The Consul), Maximianus 3.86 (of one who has fallen out of love) meque videt fluctus exsuperasse meos and Nicetas Eugenianus 6.498 (see above), and winds at Aristaen.
The injustice of the emperor Maximianus and his officials in recalling veterans to service is the sort of ruthless and dishonest behaviour one would expect from these evil persecutors of Christianity.