Flavius Dalmatius (died 337), 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
Dalmatius was the nephew of Constantine I. His father, also named
Flavius Dalmatius, was the half-brother of Constantine and served as
Dalmatius and his brother
Hannibalianus were educated at
Tolosa (Toulouse) by rhetor Exuperius.
Division of the
Roman Empire among the Caesars appointed by
Constantine I: from west to east, the territories of Constantine II,
Dalmatius and Constantius II. After the death of
Constantine I (May 337), this was the formal division of the Empire,
Dalmatius was killed and his territory divided between Constans
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 with the aim of removing
any possible claimant to imperial power other than the sons of the
References and sources
^ a b Potter, David. (2008) Emperors of Rome: Imperial Rome from
Julius Caesar to the last emperor. London: Quercus, p. 195.
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