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Gordian II

( Roman Emperor)

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Gordian II, Mark Anthony - Roman Emperor in April-May, 238 g. Genus. in 191 g. + 238 g. The son of Gordian I.

The younger Gordian stood apart from his highborn erudition and beauty. He was a huge winner at the time the library has 62 000 books. Service, he began with his Geliogabale, under Alexander the post of praetor, and immediately after that received and Consulate. When Maximin legate, he was sent to Africa for his father-proconsul.

They say he was prone to certain excesses: had a passion for wine and was passionately attached to women. He had 22 notorious concubine, and from each of them he left three or four children. Due to excessive voluptuousness was called Priam or even Priapus. The life he spent in pleasure - gardens, baths and charming groves. Differing from deserving people as their way of life, he, however, was not inferior to them in courage, was always considered one of the most illustrious citizens, and was ready to submit advice in public affairs. He dressed very elegantly. He was loved by all its slaves and pets.

In April, 238 g. Gordian was proclaimed emperor of the Carthaginians and Libyans and co-regent with his father. Early as next month, he had to fight with the governor of Numidia Kapellianom (Capitolina: 'Three Gordian'; 17 - 21). During the collision numerical superiority on the side of the Carthaginians, but they had no order of battle, had not been trained in military affairs and were deprived of arms and military instruments. Each picked up from home or a small sword or ax, or darts that are used for hunting dogs, cut into his arms trapped under the skin and cut the logs into pieces of random shapes, each as he could, made the cover for the body. Numidians also been known as tags kopemetateli and excellent riders. They very easily turned a lot of the Carthaginians, who, unable to withstand their pressure, threw everything and fled. Close and trampling each other to a greater extent, the Carthaginians were ruined her, rather than enemies. There were killed and Gordian, and all his company, because of the mass of corpses could not even find his body (Herodian: 7, 9).


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