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Pogonatus describes his son Constantine IV - cf. the Greek page on Byzantine emperors. - Jowfair
Not really - a look at the coin on the left is enough to convince oneself that he has got a long and very distinctive beard ("Pogonatos" = bearded). The beard of his son Constantine IV never grew that long (see his coins). This confusion was explained in an article in Byzantinische Zeitschrift some 100 years ago - a good example of the perseverance of old errors... - Marek
He is known as Constans to historians. Just like his predecessor Constans. No need to rename the article to the unused "Constantine". The form Constantine II (emperor) applies to the son of Constantine I (emperor) and Fausta who reigned from 337 to 340. User:Dimadick
As far a I know, Constans went to Syracuse only after his visit in Rome in autumn 663. Somebody said that he went in Syracuse in 661. Is there a reference for that? User:Gmelfi
The introductory text claims that Constans was the last Roman consul. Yet the consul succesion box at the bottom of the article lists Justinian II as having held the consulship later. This contradiction needs to be resolved.--Iacobus (talk) 03:02, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Constans grew increasingly fearful that his younger brother, Theodosius, could oust him from the throne: he therefore obliged him first to take holy orders, and later had Theodosius killed in 660.
This is only an hypotesis. According to George Finlay (Greece under the Romans) and J.B. Bury (History of the Later Roman Empire from Arcadius to Irene), the motives of the Theodosius' execution are unknown. I propose to change "Constans grew" in "according to many historians (such as Gibbon) Constans would grow".
This is Gibbon's opinion. According to others historians, Constans decided to move to Italy to relieve it by Lombards.
However, the latter resisted and Constans withdrew to Naples, while part of his army was destroyed by the Beneventani at Forino, between Avellino and Salerno (other source tells the battle was near Calore River, an afflunet of the river Volturno and the Commander was Mitolas, count of Capua) on May 8, 663.
According to Paul Deacon's Historia Longobardorum (History of the Lombards) the two battles (the battle of Forino and the battle near Calore River) are distinct battles. The battle of Calore River was fought before the battle of Forino. The article should be expanded. There are a lot of things to write about Constans (The Typos, the Thema system (according to Treadgold Constans II was the creator of the reform of the themes), the War against Lombards, the defeat near Phoenix (500 ships destoyed), the Wars in Africa, the ghost Theodosius etc.). I'm sorry if my english isn't good by I'm not a native speaker.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:03, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
- Entirely agree with the last paragraph. The article is incomplete (and misleading) to a large degree. Dipa1965 (talk) 06:33, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
- Of course it isn't. An idiot had managed to get his vandalism unnoticed (now removed). Thank you. Dipa1965 (talk) 14:15, 24 May 2009 (UTC)