We are told by Zosimus that a rebellion having broken out in Syria, in consequence of the intolerable oppression of Priscus, who had been appointed governor of the East by his brother, the emperor Philip, the purple was assumed by a certain Iotapianus, who claimed descent from Alexander, but that the insurrection was speedily suppressed. Victor assigns these events, or at least the death of the pretender, to the reign of Decins. [PACATIANUS.] (Zosim. 1.21; Victor, de Caes.