Aurelian 215 (?) - 275
bronze bust, created 3rd century; Museo di Santa
Lucius Domitius Aurelianus,
Aurelian to his friends, was Roman emperor from 270 - 275.
Governments of Rome.
Aurelian's brother Quintillus was
emperor for three months in the year 270. Quintillus then died,
which might or might not have been of natural causes, and Aurelian
succeeded him in September 270.
Aurelian had his hands full with raiding
tribes; tribes that were raiding him. So he fortified Rome and built a wall around the city, the location of which is
outlined on this map:
AURELIAN WALL AROUND ROME
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