Carus in Roman Biography
Ca'rus, (Marcus Aurelius,) a Roman emperor, born
at Narbo, (now Narbonne.) Under the emperor Probus
he held the high office of prefect of the praetorium. At
the death of Probus in 282 A.D., Carus was elected his
successor by the army. In 283 he marched against the
Persians, leaving his son Carinus to govern Italy. Having
taken Seleucia and Ctesiphon, he was about to pursue
his conquests, when he died suddenly, (283,) or, as some
report, was killed by lightning.
Decline and Fall of the " Roman Empire ;" Vopiscus, Carus.
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