SHA Gordian(i Tres) 23, 5-6: When, however, this trouble in Africa had been ended,1 a war broke out with the Persians-this being in the first consulship of Pompeianus and the second of Gordian (i.e. 241). 6. But, before setting out for this war, the young Gordian took a wife, the daughter of Timesitheus, a most erudite man, whom Gordian considered worthy of being his relation because of his powers of eloquence, and immediately made him prefect.2