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Gratianus
(770 words)

[German version]

[1] Father of the emperors Valens and Valentinianus

The father of emperors  Valens and  Valentinianus. Born near Cibalae. A man of low origins who rose in the military: between AD 305 and 316 he was protector domesticus in Salona, in about 321 tribunus in Illyricum, later comes in Africa and Britain. In 350/1 he was as a private person host to the usurper  Magnentius and was punished with confiscation of his property. His sons arranged for a…

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Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Gratianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e427530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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