Friday, October 28, 2011

Murphysboro Centuries, 3rd secular

Gordianus III, 238-244 AD
- grandson and nephew of the first Gordians - he became emperor at 13 - lots of military problems - Goths, Germans and a new king in Persia, Shapur (239-279, “Shah in Shah ['King of kings'] in Iran and non-Iran”) - fought and won against the Persians, but the brilliant general who'd been the real power died and the army decided they needed an adult on the throne - Gordianus died (naturally?)

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