Philip the Arab
|Philip the Arab|
|33rd Emperor of the Roman Empire|
|Reign||244–247 (alone); |
247–249 (with Philippus II)
|Successor||Decius and Herennius Etruscus|
Philippopolis, Arabia Petraea
|Died||249 (aged 45)|
|Issue||Marcus Julius Philippus Severus (Philippus II, 238–249)|
He is known as Philip the Arab for two reasons. He came from modern-day Syria, he was born in the Roman province of Arabia but that doesn’t mean he’s of Arab ethnicity, little is known about his genealogy, let alone that The term Arab can’t be applicable to modern day definition.
He was one of the Roman rulers that ended war with the empire known as the Sassanids, a dynasty of Persians.
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- In Classical Latin, Philip's name would be written as MARCVS IVLIVS PHILIPPVS AVGVSTVS.
- according to John Chrysostom
- according to Eusebius.