Abida Cassius (Guy Avidius Cassius)( Roman Emperor)
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Biography Abida Cassius (Guy Avidius Cassius)
(N-175) - Roman emperor, a descendant of a noble Syrian kind of Kirrestiki, son of Guy Avidya Heliodorus. The warlord in the Emperor Marcus Aurelius philosophers and faith, he participated in the Parthian war, in 164-166 years. inflicted several defeats king Vologezu III, drove him from Syria, and persecuted to Seleucia and Ctesiphon. Later he was appointed governor of Syria, in 172 g. sent to Egypt where he suppressed the rebellion bukolov.
Returning to Syria, he was 175 g. revolted and proclaimed himself Roman Emperor, "as they say ... Among some, at the request Faustina [Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius. - Bus.], Which considered terminally ill husband (Julius Kapitolina. Biography of Mark Antoninus the Philosopher. XXIV, 6). The same reason shows and Vulkatsy Gallicano (Abida Cassius. VII, . 1): "He declared himself emperor of the East, . allegedly, . optional Faustina, . which has no hope, . that Mark will live long, . and feared, . that it alone will not protect their children, . and someone, . taking the place of the Emperor, . remove from the road these young ",
According to another version, appearing in both authors, AK. he spread the rumor about the death of Marcus Aurelius and, taking the imperial regalia, ordered to deify it, thus indirectly demonstrating the legitimacy of their power. He did not enjoy broad support (on his side was only Antioch and several cities in Syria and Egypt), the Senate declared AK. enemy of the fatherland and confiscated his property in favor of the Treasury. Several months later, AK. killed by their own soldiers, along with his son Metsianom. Severed head of the usurper was sent to Marcus Aurelius, who had already made against him and was with the troops in Illyria.