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Headword: *de/kios
Adler number: delta,193
Translated headword: Decius, Dekios
Vetting Status: high
Emperor of [the] Romans, successor of Philip;[1] [it was he] who by imperial decree put to death those who believed the [tenets] of the Christians and compelled them to worship those who are not gods.
Greek Original:
*de/kios, *(rwmai/wn basileu/s, *fili/ppou dia/doxos, o(\s basilikw=| qespi/smati tou\s ta\ *xristianw=n doca/zontas e)qana/tou kai\ tou\s ou) qeou\s proskunei=n h)na/gkazen.
Ruled briefly 249-251. See generally OCD(4) 938, under 'Messius'; De imperatoribus Romanis entry by Geoffrey Nathan and Robin McMahon at web address 1.
This Suda entry derives from John of Antioch fr. 149 FHG (4.598), now 227 Roberto.
[1] Philip "the Arab" (M. Julius Philippus), reigned 244-249.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 July 2002@12:01:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@13:04:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@09:55:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 March 2011@06:13:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added link, raised status) on 5 July 2011@23:16:57.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 6 July 2011@05:20:18.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@04:31:23.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 28 November 2014@01:36:01.
Catharine Roth on 28 November 2014@01:38:09.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 January 2015@07:52:40.


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