Thirty Tyrants
The Thirty Tyrants (Ancient Greek: οἱ τριάκοντα τύραννοι, oi triákonta týrannoi) were a pro-Spartan oligarchy installed in Athens after its defeat in the Peloponnesian War in 404 BCE. Upon Lysand...
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Aureolus
For the Frankish ruler of Aragon, see Aureolus of Aragon.Manius Acilius Aureolus (died 268) was a Roman military commander and would-be usurper. He was one of the so-called Thirty Tyrants who populate...
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Titus (usurper)
Titus is one of the Thirty Tyrants, a list of Roman usurpers compiled by the author(s) of the often unreliable Historia Augusta. Titus was said to have revolted against Maximinus Thrax, a Roman Empero...
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Balista
Balista or Ballista (died c. 261), also known in the sources with the name of "Callistus", was one of the Thirty Tyrants of the controversial Historia Augusta, and supported the rebellion of the Macri...
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Celsus (usurper)
Titus Cornelius Celsus, Roman usurper under Gallienus, one of the Thirty Tyrants enumerated by Trebellius Pollio.In the twelfth year of Gallienus' reign (265), when usurpers were springing up in every...
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Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi (usurper)
Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi (died 261) was a Roman usurper, whose existence is questionable, as based only on the unreliable Historia Augusta.His name was Piso, and is said to be descendant of the ge...
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Macrianus Major
Fulvius Macrianus (died 261), also called Macrianus Major, was a Roman usurper. He was one of Valerian's fiscal officers. More precisely, sources refer to him as being in charge of the whole state acc...
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Mussius Aemilianus
Lucius Mussius Aemilianus (d. 261 or 262) was a Roman usurper.Mussius Aemilianus probably was of Italian stock. He was an officer in the Roman army under Philip the Arab and Valerian. Under the latter...
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Macrianus Minor
Titus Fulvius Iunius Macrianus (died 261), also known as Macrianus Minor, was a Roman usurper. He was the son of Fulvius Macrianus, also known as Macrianus Major.
Although his father was from an e...
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Quietus
Titus Fulvius Iunius Quietus (died 261) was a Roman usurper against Roman Emperor Gallienus.Quietus was the son of Fulvius Macrianus and a noblewoman, possibly named Iunia. According to Historia Augus...
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Theramenes
Theramenes (/θɨˈræmɨniːz/; Greek: Θηραμένης; died 404 BC) was an Athenian statesman, prominent in the final decade of the Peloponnesian War. He was particularly active during the two periods of oligar...
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Censorinus (usurper)
Appius Claudius Censorinus was a usurper against Roman Emperor Claudius II,(in ca AD 269) according to the Historia Augusta. He is included in the list of the Thirty Tyrants.He reportedly had a lengt...
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Regalianus
P. C(assius?) Regalianus (died 260) was a Dacian general who turned against the Roman Empire and became himself emperor for a brief period, being murdered by the hands who raised him to power.
The...
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Eratosthenes (statesman)
Eratosthenes of Athens (Greek: Ἐρατοσθένης) was one of the Thirty Tyrants elected to rule the city of Athens after the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC).Having lost the war to the Spartans, the citizens ...
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Valens (usurper)
Valens (died 250 AD) is one of the Thirty Tyrants, a list of Roman usurpers compiled by the author(s) of the Historia Augusta.According to Historia, this Valens was the uncle or great-uncle of another...
Maeonius
Maeonius (d. 266/267), or Maconius, was a short-lived Roman usurper. He is also known with the names of Odaenathus (Syncellus I p717) and Rufinus (Continuator of Cassius Dio frg. 166).He was the nephe...
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Charicles
Charicles (Greek: Χαρικλῆς), son of Apollodorus, was an ancient Athenian politician, notorious for his role as one of the Thirty Tyrants. His actual role within the Thirty may have been somewhat over...
Against Eratosthenes
Against Eratosthenes is a speech by Lysias, one of the ten Attic orators. In the speech, Lysias accuses Eratosthenes, a member of the Thirty Tyrants who ruled Athens following the Peloponnesian War, o...
Trebellianus
Caius Annius Trebellianus (d. 260-268), also Trebatius Priscus or Trebatius Testa, was a Roman usurper listed among the thirty tyrants in the Historia Augusta. Modern historians consider this figure a...
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Victorinus
Marcus Piavonius Victorinus was emperor in the Gallic provinces from 269 to 271, following the brief reign of Marius. He was murdered by a jealous husband whose wife he tried to seduce.
Hailing fr...
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Critias
Critias (/ˈkrɪtiəs/; Greek: Κριτίας, Kritias; c. 460 – 403 BC) was an ancient Athenian political figure and author. Born in Athens, Critias was the son of Callaeschrus and a first cousin of Plato's m...