CONSTANTS I Flavio Julius( Roman Emperor)
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Flavius Julius Constans I - Roman emperor, who reigned in 337 - 350 years. Son of Constantine I. Born in the year 320 + 250
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. In 333 Constantine was proclaimed Caesar, and after his father's death in 337 he became Augustus and received in the management of Illyricum, Italy, Africa, Dalmatia, Thrace, Macedonia and Achaea (Victor: "The life and morals of the Roman emperors'; 41)
. In 340, after the victory over his brother Constantine II, Constans attached to his possessions as Gaul, Britain and Spain. By nature he was a very lawless and careless, succumbed to ill effects of his servants, was very greedy and ignored the soldiers. For the money, he took a hostage of beautiful boys and took care of them, since established that he was devoted to this kind of vice (Victor: "O Caesar ', 41). His hands were weak and sick joints. In the army and among the provincials Constant had no popularity. And then, when he on his passion for hunting stray on Forests and gorges, some of his generals, intended Chrest, Marcellinus, and Magnetsiya, conspired to kill him. When they appointed day for the accomplishment conceived, Marcellinus called a lot of guests at the banquet if the birthday of the son. Waited late into the night, Magnetsy out as if by natural necessity, but put on the emperor's clothes. Seeing this, Constant tried to escape, but about Pyrennes mountains to the nearest town, called Helen, was killed Gaizonom sent in pursuit of him with the choicest troops (Victor: "The life and morals of the Roman emperors', 41).