M. Aurelius Carinus, the elder son of Carus, was given the rank of Caesar after his father’s death. When his father and his younger brother set out for the eastern frontier, Carinus remained in Rome to look after the government of the western provinces, and he was elevated to the rank of Augustus. In A.D. 285, he left Rome to meet the challenge of Julianus who was proclaimed emperor in Pannonia and marching against Italy. Carinus defeated him near Verona, but then had to advance against Diocletian, proclaimed emperor by the eastern army following the death of Numerian. Carinus was victorious, but soon afterwards was murdered by one of his own officers, and the Empire fell into the hands of Diocletian.
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Carinus A.D. 283-285
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