Author(s) : Koutras Nikolaos (14/4/2008)
For citation: Koutras Nikolaos, "Ballista", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7359>
Commander of Emperor Valerian’s guard during his expedition in Persia. After the arrest and death of Valerian in 260 A.D. he repulsed the Persian invasion in Asia Minor, aided the usurpers of the throne Macrianus I, Macrianus II and Quietus and was eventually killed at 261.
Commander of Valerian’s guard, conspirator
Date and Place of Death
261 A.D., Emesa of Syria or Daphne of Antioch
Date and Place of Birth
First half of 3rd century A.D.
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