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CLAUDIUS GOTHICUS : AURELIAN 37 Claudius had an excellent brother, Quintillus, whom the Senate named Emperor out of respect for Claudius. But on his deathbed Claudms hImself, ill the presence of the assembled generals, had designated Aurelian as his successor, and the army ImmedIately recognized the election. It was only consonant with the times that Qmntillus should forthwIth open hIs vems. Aurehan, who was a native of the Belgrade region, seems a degree more barbanan than h,s predecessor, but m essentials hardly less worthy of the throne.
But on his deathbed Claudms hImself, ill the presence of the assembled generals, had designated Aurelian as his successor, and the army ImmedIately recognized the election. It was only consonant with the times that Qmntillus should forthwIth open hIs vems. Aurehan, who was a native of the Belgrade region, seems a degree more barbanan than h,s predecessor, but m essentials hardly less worthy of the throne. In a brilliant campaign (272) he subjugated Zenobia and the East, and th,S ImmedIately enhanced h,s 'reputauon for invlDcIbIlity to a wonderful degree.
His public proclamations also reveal a noticeable rehgious tendency, the preamble to tile mamage law of 295 reads like a sermon, and the law agamst the Manichees of 296 breathes a personal fervor. His colleagues in the Empire are almost equally devoted to superstition, without which, indeed, their long obedlence is hardly explIcable. They must have known that even theu elevation was due to superstitious considerations. What strange anxiehes, to us qUlte unintelligible, preceded Diocletian's adoptionsl A figure appeared to him in a dream, for example, and peremptorily commanded that he choose as Successor a certain man whose name was speCified.