Symmachus Eusebius, Quintus Aurelius
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b. ca. AD 345;

d. after AD 402;

held high priestly offices (Pontifex maior, Proconsul in Africa 373, Praefectus urbi 384–385 Consul 391); known as the most important orator of his time, he was the champion of the pagan senate against the Christian emperors.


His work consists of three groups: Epistulae, Orationes, and Relationes.


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Horstmann, Henning, “Symmachus Eusebius, Quintus Aurelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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