The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 May 2007

244

In 244, Marcus Julius Philippus, familiarly known as Philip the Arab, became Emperor of Rome after the suspicious death of Gordian III.

Maybe it's just me, but I think Philip is a great name for an Arab, though we'll probably not see another one. We will, however, see another Carnival of the Vanities, having gotten through the 244th edition without any suspicious deaths.

Posted at 2:44 PM to Blogorrhea