Emperors of Rome
Emperors of Rome
La Trobe University
Episode CLXIX - Gallus
31 minutes Posted Jul 22, 2021 at 11:01 pm.
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When Decius died during a battle with the Goths, the Roman army took it upon themselves to appoint his successor - his remaining general Trebonianus Gallus. Gallus was praised for not beginning a civil war - unusual for the time - but would be unable to lead the empire through the turmoil.
Guest:
Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)