Lupicinus advanced by hasty marches, to bring the legions of Syria to the aid of Valens.
At last they asked what was the name of him who should succeed to the Emperor Valens?
They had always been sound as against Arianism, and their bishop Agelius had suffered exile under Valens.
The course of the war was at first favourable to the Emperor Valens.
In the spring of 365, after the accession of Valens to the throne, troubles again arose.
Constantine received the mention of Valens with indignation and contempt.
Valens had been badly punished for his imprudence and the Romans for their venality.
Valens was of a timid, and Valentinian of a choleric, disposition.
But the great generals kept their faith to Valens, and the usurper's power melted away before them.
Referred to some time between the reigns of Valens and Honorius.