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Aurelian

[aw-ree-lee-uh n, aw-reel-yuh n] /ɔˈri li ən, ɔˈril yən/
noun
1.
(Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) a.d. 212?–275, Roman emperor 270–275.
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  • I found, on my return to the city, that the general anxiety concerning the designs of Aurelian had greatly increased.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Aurelian was Confounded at the Difficulty he conceived on his Part.

    Incognita William Congreve
  • Wealth, more than miser ever craved, office and place lower but little than Aurelian's own, shall be thine—'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • But Aurelian was by nature a tyrant; it was accident whenever he was otherwise.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • In political skill he was an overmatch for Diocletian, and his military successes were unequalled since the triumph of Aurelian.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
  • It is these traits, I doubt not, that have recommended him to Aurelian, rather than the others.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Nothing less than this, that Vabalathus has been made, by Aurelian and the senate, king of Armenia!

    Aurelian William Ware
  • He places less reliance than I do upon the generosity or friendship of Aurelian.

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  • In 270-275 Rome, which had been an open and secure city for three centuries, was fortified by the Emperor Aurelian.

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Aurelian

/ɔːˈriːlɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. ?212–275 ad, Roman emperor (270–275), who conquered Palmyra (273) and restored political unity to the Roman Empire
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