Maximiānus, M. Aurelius
A Roman emperor, who ruled A.D. 286-305, originally a Pannonian soldier. He was made by
Diocletian his colleague in the Empire, but was compelled to abdicate along with the latter.
.) When his son Maxentius
assumed the imperial title in the following year (306 A.D.), he resided some time at Rome;
but being expelled from the city by Maxentius, he took refuge in Gaul with Constantine, who
had married his daughter Fausta. Here he was compelled by Constantine, against whom he is
said to have conspired, to put an end to his own life in 310.
usually called Galerius, Roman emperor, A.D. 305-311. He was first
made Caesar by Diocletian, whose daughter he had married; and upon the abdication of
Diocletian and Maximianus (305 A.D.), he became Augustus or emperor. He died in 311, of the
disgusting disease known in modern times by the name of morbus
He was a cruel persecutor of the Christians.
of Etruria. A Latin poet
in the beginning of the sixth century after Christ. He is the author of six amatory elegies,
modelled on classical poets, from whom he borrowed largely. His chief theme is a lament for
the prospective loss of his youth. Edited first by Gauricus (Venice, 1501)
ascribed the elegies to Cornelius Gallus; and lately by Bährens in his Poetae
, v. 316; and Petschenig (Berlin, 1890)
. See Professor
Robinson Ellis in the American Journal of Philology (1884)