Carinus in Roman Biography

Ca-ri'nus, [Fr. Carin, k3'raN',] (Marcus Aurelius,) a Roman emperor, eldest son of the emperor Carus, who committed to him the government of Italy, Africa, and the West, when he set out on an expedition against Persia in 283 A.D. Carus died, or was killed, in 284, soon after which Diocletian was chosen emperoi by the army in the East. A battle was fought between Carinus and his rival near Margum, in Mcesia, in which the latter was successful, and Carinus, who was detested for his cruelty, was killed by his own soldiers in 285. See Vopircus, "Carinus;" Gibbon, "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."

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