"Welcome to the Domus of Gaius Ulpius"

This is a work in progress featuring an historical novel based on the life of the emperor


Who was Magnentius? A usurper who stole his throne from the then emperor of the Western Roman Empire Constans, a son of Constantine I. The problem was that Constans had a brother who was very much interested in being the sole ruler of the Romans.

Below, you will find a selection of chapters from an historical novel inspired, in part, by the wonderful ancient novels. Please note that this novel is written in the form of an ancient history with numbered paragraphs and plenty of gossip. There is some real history present in each chapter and as you shall see a lot of fiction involved. If you like what you have read and want more please contact me. Enjoy!

Chapter One Magnentius Becomes Emperor Chapter Two Decentius Becomes Caesar
Chapter Four The Case of Primus Chapter Five Plotting to Murder Gallus
Chapter Six Magnentius Learns the Ropes Chapter Seven The Imperial Races
Chapter Fourteen Glory Through Building Chapter Twenty Magnentius and Bishop Jean

Some articles of interest

The Truth About Magnentius

Caligula: The First Autocrat

A Page devoted to Claudius

Nero The Actor-Emperor

Vespasian: A Simple Soldier

Titus: Darling of the Human Race?

The Domitian Page

Nerva: The Last Flavian

Julian: The Philosopher-Emperor

Memorial Pages and Links

Do you have any comments or suggestions? Please get in touch with me at Gaius Ulpius

Some images supplied by Iclaudius

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