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Diocletian was not the only challenger to Carinus' rule: the usurper [[Sabinus Iulianus|M. Aurelius Julianus]], Carinus' ''corrector Venetiae'', took control of northern [[Italy]] and [[Pannonia]] after Diocletian's accession.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Leadbetter, "Carinus"; Southern, 134–35; Williams, 38. See also Banchich.</ref> Julianus minted coins from the mint at Siscia ([[Sisak]], Croatia) declaring himself as Emperor and promising freedom. It was all good publicity for Diocletian, and it aided in his portrayal of Carinus as a cruel and oppressive tyrant.<ref>Southern, 134–5; Williams, 38.</ref> Julianus' forces were weak, however, and were handily dispersed when Carinus' armies moved from Britain to northern Italy. As leader of the united East, Diocletian was clearly the greater threat.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Leadbetter, "Carinus."</ref> Over the winter of 284–85, Diocletian advanced west across the [[Balkans]]. In the spring, some time before the end of May,<ref>Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Potter, 280.</ref> his armies met Carinus' across the river Margus ([[Great Morava]]) in [[Moesia]]. In modern accounts, the site has been located between the Mons Aureus (Seone, west of [[Smederevo]]) and [[Viminacium]],<ref name=BNSCE5>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5.</ref> near modern [[Belgrade]], Serbia.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Odahl, 40; Southern, 135.</ref>
 
Diocletian was not the only challenger to Carinus' rule: the usurper [[Sabinus Iulianus|M. Aurelius Julianus]], Carinus' ''corrector Venetiae'', took control of northern [[Italy]] and [[Pannonia]] after Diocletian's accession.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Leadbetter, "Carinus"; Southern, 134–35; Williams, 38. See also Banchich.</ref> Julianus minted coins from the mint at Siscia ([[Sisak]], Croatia) declaring himself as Emperor and promising freedom. It was all good publicity for Diocletian, and it aided in his portrayal of Carinus as a cruel and oppressive tyrant.<ref>Southern, 134–5; Williams, 38.</ref> Julianus' forces were weak, however, and were handily dispersed when Carinus' armies moved from Britain to northern Italy. As leader of the united East, Diocletian was clearly the greater threat.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Leadbetter, "Carinus."</ref> Over the winter of 284–85, Diocletian advanced west across the [[Balkans]]. In the spring, some time before the end of May,<ref>Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Potter, 280.</ref> his armies met Carinus' across the river Margus ([[Great Morava]]) in [[Moesia]]. In modern accounts, the site has been located between the Mons Aureus (Seone, west of [[Smederevo]]) and [[Viminacium]],<ref name=BNSCE5>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5.</ref> near modern [[Belgrade]], Serbia.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Odahl, 40; Southern, 135.</ref>
   
Despite having the stronger army, Carinus held the weaker position. His rule was unpopular, and it was later alleged that he had mistreated the Senate and seduced his officers' wives.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Williams, 37–38.</ref> It is possible that [[Constantius Chlorus|Flavius Constantius]], the governor of Dalmatia and Diocletian's associate in the household guard, had already defected to Diocletian in the early spring.<ref>Potter, 280; Williams, 37.</ref> When the [[Battle of the Margus]] began, Carinus' prefect Aristobulus also defected.<ref name=P280/> In the course of the battle, Carinus was killed by his own men. Following Diocletian's victory, both the western and the eastern armies acclaimed him Augustus.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Odahl, 40; Williams, 38.</ref> Diocletian exacted an oath of allegiance from the defeated army and departed for Italy.<ref>Southern, 135; Williams, 38.</ref>
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Despite having the stronger army, Carinus held the weaker position. His rule was unpopular, and it was later alleged that he had mistreated the Senate and seduced his officers' wives.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Williams, 37–38.</ref> It is possible that [[Constantius Chlorus|Flavius Constantius]], the governor of Dalmatia and Diocletian's associate in the household guard, had already defected to Diocletian in the early spring.<ref>Potter, 280; Williams, 37.</ref> When the [[Battle of the Margus]] began, Carinus' prefect Aristobulus also defected.<ref name=P280/> In the course of the battle, Carinus was killed by his own men. Following Diocletian's victory, both the western and the eastern armies acclaimed him Augustus.<ref>Barnes, ''Constantine and Eusebius'', 5; Bowman, "Diocletian and the First Tetrarchy" (CAH), 69; Odahl, 40; Williams, 38.</ref> Diocletian exacted an oath of allegiance from the defeated army and departed for Italy.<ref>Southern, 135; Williams, 38.</ref> asshole!!!!
   
 
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