Thursday, November 24, 2011

Murphysboro Centuries, 3rd secular

Gallienus, 253-268 AD
- joint emperor with father, then sole emperor (he made no attempt to rescue his father) - many German tribes attacking along the Rhine, the Franks (first time they're heard of) into Gaul and Spain, the Alamani into Italy, the Goths and Herules into Greece and Asia Minor
- following the lead of the Persians, created armored calvary (became the knights of the Middle Ages, and the tanks of today)
- “Age of 30 Tyrants” - too many many rebellions and pretenders to count (rebels had people rebelling against them), control over significant parts of the empire was lost

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