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The Triumph of Aurelian: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 11 Part 4 -
After the defeat of Zenobia, Aurelian could not return directly to Rome. He had also to deal with a revolt in Egypt. A local businessman called Firmus with a large fortune used it to raise an army and declare independence for Egypt. You can’t help but think that Firmus just hadn’t been paying attention. What … Continue reading The Triumph of Aurelian: Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 11 Part 4