Philip the Arab
|Philip the Arab|
|33rd Emperor of the Roman Empire|
|Reign||244–247 (alone); |
247–249 (with Philippus II)
|Full name||Marcus Julius Philippus (from birth to accession); |
Caesar Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus (as emperor)
|Birthplace||Philippopolis, Arabia Petraea|
|Died||249 (aged 45)|
|Place of death||Verona, Italia|
|Successor||Decius and Herennius Etruscus|
|Wife||Marcia Otacilia Severa|
|Children||Marcus Julius Philippus Severus (Philippus II, 238–249)|
He is known as Philip the Arab for two reasons. He came from modern-day Syria, then the Roman province of Arabia Petraea and is descended from an Arabian tribe that migrated to Syria from what is today Yemen.
He was one of the Roman rulers that ended war with the empire known as the Sassanids, a dynasty of Persians.
Sources[change | change source]
- In Classical Latin, Philip's name would be written as MARCVS IVLIVS PHILIPPVS AVGVSTVS.
- according to John Chrysostom
- according to Eusebius.