Philip the Arab was Roman Emperor from 244 to 249. He came from Syria, and is remembered for negotiating peace with the Sassanid Empire shortly before Rome came to celebrate its millennium. Among early Christian writers Philip had the reputation of being sympathetic to the Christian faith and it has even been claimed by some historians that he converted to Christianity, becoming the first Christian emperor. This biography, dramatically presented as a first person narrative, is a rare piece of research on a little-known Roman leader.
Philip the Arab