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Valens

[vey-luh nz]
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noun
  1. Fla·vi·us [fley-vee-uh s] /ˈfleɪ vi əs/, a.d. c328–378, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 364–378.
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  • At last they asked what was the name of him who should succeed to the Emperor Valens?

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • The course of the war was at first favourable to the Emperor Valens.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox

  • Constantine received the mention of Valens with indignation and contempt.

  • Valens was of a timid, and Valentinian of a choleric, disposition.

  • Valens had been badly punished for his imprudence and the Romans for their venality.


British Dictionary definitions for valens

Valens

noun
  1. ?328–378 ad, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (364–378); appointed by his elder brother Valentinian I, emperor of the Western Empire
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