Eugenius (Antioch)

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Eugenius († 303 or 304) was a brief Roman usurper in Syria .

The Tribune Eugenius was proclaimed emperor in Seleukia Pieria in 303 (or 304) by a cohort assigned to port work and then attacked Antioch , but fell in battle. Although the inhabitants are said to have opposed the usurper's troops, the city was punished by Diocletian by executing its curials , including a grandfather and a great-uncle of the rhetorician Libanios .



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