Achilleus (Roman usurper)

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Achilleus (fl. 3rd century AD) assumed the title of Roman emperor under Diocletian and reigned over Egypt for some time.[1] He was possibly the Corrector of Domitius Domitianus. He seems to have succeeded the revolt started by Domitianus, after the latter died.[citation needed]

Achilleus was at length taken by Diocletian after a siege of eight months in Alexandria, and put to death in 298 AD.[2][3]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Achilleus", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 12 
  2. ^ Eutropius, Epitome ix. 14, 15
  3. ^ Aurelius Victor De Caesaribus 39