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March 24    Scripture

People - Ancient Rome: Nepotian
Born Iulius Nepotianus, he was a member of the Constantinian dynasty who reigned as a short-lived usurper of the Roman Empire.

Nepotianus in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities A son of Eutropia, the half-sister of the emperor Constantine. He proclaimed himself emperor (A.D. 350) after the death of his cousin Constans, marched to Rome with a body of gladiators and other disreputable followers, defeated Anicetus, the praetorian prefect, and pillaged the city. He enjoyed his usurped power only twenty-eight days, at the end of which period he was defeated and slain by Marcellinus, one of the lieutenants of Magnentius.
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0062:alphabetic+letter%3DN:entry+group%3D3:entry%3Dnepotianus-harpers


Nepotianus in Wikipedia Iulius Nepotianus (died June 30, 350)[1], commonly known in English as Nepotian, was a member of the Constantinian dynasty who reigned as a short-lived usurper of the Roman Empire. He ruled the city of Rome for twenty-eight days, before being killed by his rival usurper Magnentius' general Marcellinus.[1] Background - Nepotianus was the son of Eutropia, half-sister of Emperor Constantine I,[2] and of Virius Nepotianus. On his mother's side, he was the grandson of Emperor Constantius Chlorus and Flavia Maximiana Theodora. Events - After the revolt of Magnentius, Nepotianus proclaimed himself "emperor" and entered Rome with a band of gladiators[2] on 3 June 350.[1] After attempting to resist Nepotianus with an undisciplined force of Roman citizens, the defeated Praefectus urbi Titianus (or Anicius, or Anicetus), a supporter of Magnentius, fled the city. Magnentius quickly dealt with this revolt[2] by sending his trusted magister officiorum Marcellinus to Rome. According to Eutropius, Nepotianus was killed in the resulting struggle (on 30 June), his head put on a lance and borne around the city.[2] In the following days, his mother Eutropia was also killed, during the persecution of the supporters of Nepotianus, most of whom were senators.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepotian


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