Scientific review article
Autor: Svetlana Pantelić
JEL: B11, E42, N23

Summary: The third son of Constantine the Great, Constantius II, was born in Sirmium in 317. As a boy he was initiated into consulship by being given a title of Caesar. After Constantine the Great’s demise in 337, his sons inherited the throne, dividing among themselves the territories of the Empire: Constantine II, the eldest son, got the Western regions; the youngest Constant got Italy, Illyricum and Africa, whereas Constantius II got the prosperous, yet military dangerous Eastern provinces. In the civil wars that ensued and the conflicts among the brothers, Constantius II demonstrated the highest diplomatic and human wisdom. During the civil war against Julian, he died from fever in Mopsucrene, at the foot of the Taurus Mountain.

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