from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Aurelian Originally Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. A.D. 212?-275. Emperor of Rome (A.D. 270-275) who held the barbarians in check beyond the Rhine River and regained Britain, Gaul, Spain, Syria, and Egypt for the empire.
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- proper n. A male given name, of mostly historical use in English.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the aurelia.
- n. An amateur collector and breeder of insects, esp. of butterflies and moths; a lepidopterist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology, like or pertaining to the aurelia: as, the aurelian form of an insect.
- n. An entomologist devoted to the study of lepidopterous insects only.
See also the anecdote of Aurelian in Vopiscus, _Aurelian_, 23.
 Procopius neglects to say that the tomb was across the river from the circuit-wall at this point, at the end of a bridge (Pons Aelius) which faced the gate (Porta Cornelia) which he calls the Aurelian Gate.
Domicella had to husband a man that was called Aurelian, and was son of one of the councillors of the emperor.
The road, afterwards called the Aurelian way, led from Aix up the river Are, over a low _col_ to S. Maximin, and reached the coast by the valley of the Argens, that flows into the sea at Fréjus.
But it was not raised; and now, when too late, and these mercenary and selfish beings are driven to some action by the loss of their accustomed gains, a large and violent party is forming among them, who loudly condemn the conduct of the Queen and her ministers, and advocate immediate submission to whatever terms Aurelian may impose.
Daughter name Aurelian, was a little revived, and began to hope Things were in a pretty good Condition; he was perswaded to comfort her, and having brought her wholly to her self, was content to hear her Excuse, and in a little time was so far wrought upon as to beg Hippolito's Pardon for the Ill Opinion he had conceived of him, and not long after gave his
Under an able ruler, such as Aurelian, Rome proved to be still strong enough to repel her foes.
The scene is laid at an earlier date than "Aurelian," being in fact during the time of Christ's ministrations in Judea, scenes which have since been so grandly used by Lew Wallace in "Ben Hur."
And hence it is that we can explain the hatred borne to the senate by vigorous emperors, such as Aurelian, succeeding to a long course of weak and troubled reigns.
I have been fairer than the one, and bolder than the other.] 51 Victor Junior in Aurelian.
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