Publius Licinius Valerianus
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
Valerianus, Publius Licinius
Born 193; died 260 A.D. Roman emperor from 253. Valerianus ruled jointly with his son Gallienus. During his reign persecutions of the Christians continued. Valerianus died after being taken prisoner during a war against the Persians.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.