Author(s) : Zachos Georgios (14/5/2002)Translation : Kalogeropoulou Georgia , Karioris Panagiotis
For citation: Zachos Georgios, "Valerian",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7358>
Roman emperor (253-260 AD). He had been the leader of the Roman senate prior to his rise to the throne. He ordered the persecution of Christians and proceeded with economic measures which affected Asia Minor as well. He repeatedly faced the invasions of the Persian king Sapor I in Syria and Asia Minor, until he was taken captive and executed in 260 AD.
Date and Place of Death
260 AD - Persia
Date and Place of Birth
c. 190-200 AD
Publius Licinius Valerianus
2. Valerian in the West
3. Valerian in the East
4. Economic and religious policy
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