The Info List - Dalmatius

Flavius Dalmatius (died 337),[1] also known as Dalmatius
Caesar (his name is often spelled Delmatius on contemporary coins), was a Caesar (335–337) of the Roman Empire, and member of the Constantinian dynasty. Dalmatius
was the nephew of Constantine I. His father, also named Flavius Dalmatius, was the half-brother of Constantine and served as censor. Dalmatius
and his brother Hannibalianus
were educated at Tolosa (Toulouse) by rhetor Exuperius.

Division of the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
among the Caesars appointed by Constantine I: from west to east, the territories of Constantine II, Constans I, Dalmatius
and Constantius II. After the death of Constantine I
Constantine I
(May 337), this was the formal division of the Empire, until Dalmatius
was killed and his territory divided between Constans and Constantius.

On 18 September 335, he was raised to the rank of Caesar, with the control of Thracia, Achaea and Macedonia. Dalmatius
died in late summer 337, killed by his own soldiers. It is possible that his death was related to the purge that hit the imperial family at the death of Constantine, and organized by Constantius II
Constantius II
with the aim of removing any possible claimant to imperial power other than the sons of the late emperor. See also[edit]

Constantinian dynasty

References and sources[edit]


^ a b Potter, David. (2008) Emperors of Rome: Imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the last emperor. London: Quercus, p. 195. ISBN 9781847245526


DiMaio, Michael, " Dalmatius
Caesar (335-337 A