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Maximinus Thrax
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Roman emperor (February/March 235 CE–mid-April? 238 CE). After the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander on the bank of the Rhine near Mogontiacum (Mainz), the whole Roman army, which had gathered there for a Germanic campaign, hailed Maximinus with the title of Augustus without him having achieved senatorial rank. This was followed by recognition by the Roman senate and cooptation in all colleges of priests on Mar 25, 235 CE, as Imp(erator) Caes(ar) C. Iulius Verus Maximinus p(ius) f(elix) inv(ictus) Aug(ustus), pont(…

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Wiegels, Rainer, “Maximinus Thrax”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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