Thursday, November 10, 2011

Murphysboro Centuries, 3rd secular

Trebonius Gallus, 251-253 AD
- his short reign was one continuous disaster - (1) a plague, which raged for 15 years, crippled the empire and the armies (2) the Persians made gains in the East taking over a Roman province (3) the Goths came over the Danube and pillaged as far as Asia Minor (Turkey)
- continued the persecution of the Christians - killed by his own troops

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