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...be obvious that he would want to either exile or execute them before there was any chance of defiance. It could have also been directed at the upper social classes of Rome because of the antoninanus, suffering a “catastrophic devaluation” during the campaigns against the invaders. The campaigns took a toll on the finances of the Roman Empire, which practically became bankrupt. The part of the second edict, dealing with the confiscation of property, could have been an economical move by Valerian to help the finances of Rome. Each of these theories have one fault or another in them and continued to be argued for being the true motivation behind Valerian’s persecutions. The most likely motivation behind the persecutions would be the combination of all three and possibly even more, that are missing in sources that aren’t in existence anymore or haven’t been found yet.
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