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Roman emperor (AD 98–117), extended the boundaries of the empire to the east,
undertook a vast building program, and enlarged social welfare. Abstract of text
biography. Serving with the Roman legions in Syria, Spain, and Upper Germany
9, 378), Eastern Roman emperor from 364 to 378. He was the younger brother of
Valentinian I, who assumed the throne upon the death of the emperor Jovian (
Feb. 17, 364). On March 28, 364, Valentinian appointed Valens to be coemperor.
Valentinian and his mother fled to Thessalonica (modern Thessaloníki [Salonika],
Greece) to the dominions of the new Eastern emperor, Theodosius I. After the
overthrow of Maximus by Theodosius in 388, Valentinian was restored to his rule.
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