Philip II (Roman emperor)
Bust of Philippus II
|Emperor of the Roman Empire|
|Predecessor||Philip the Arab (alone)|
|Successor||Decius and Herennius Etruscus|
|Co-emperor||Philip the Arab|
|Died||249 (aged 12)|
|Father||Philip the Arab|
|Mother||Marcia Otacilia Severa|
Philip II (Latin: Marcus Julius Severus Philippus; 237–249), also known as Philip the Younger, was the son and heir of the Roman Emperor Philip the Arab by his wife Marcia Otacilia Severa. According to numismatic evidence, he had a sister called Julia Severa or Severina, whom the extant literary sources do not mention, and a brother, Quintus Philippus Severus.
When his father became emperor in 244, the younger Philip was appointed Caesar. In 247 he became consul, and was later elevated by his father to the rank of Augustus and co-ruler. Their reign took place during the thousandth anniversary of the founding of Rome, and great games and spectacles were planned for the celebration.
Philip the Arab
∞ Marcia Otacilia Severa
∞ Herenia Etruscilla
- Smith, W. 1854. "Philippus II., M. Julius." In Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. III, p. 273
- Eutropius, Breviarium Historiae Romanae, IX, 3.
- Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus. xxviii.
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Philip the Arab
| Roman Emperor
Served alongside: Philip the Arab
Gaius Bruttius Praesens,
Gaius Allius Albinus
| Consul of the Roman Empire
with Philip the Arab
Lucius Fulvius Gavius Numisius Aemilianus,
Lucius Naevius Aquilinus
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