THE SUCCESSION OF EMPERORS
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Typical of this situation, in many ways, was the frightening emperor Maximinus I (235-238). Julius Verus Maximinus, Gaius, also known as Maximinus Thrax ('the Thracian'), a Danubian of relatively humble stock, exploited the opportunities of the Severan army to gain numerous senior appointments. He became emperor by chance at Mainz (Moguntiacum, March 235) in the mutiny against ... Severus Alexander.