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Florentius

(359 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Flavius F. Praefectus praetorio Galliarum AD 357-360 Was praefectus praetorio Galliarum from AD 357 to 360. At his instigation, Constantius [2] II had his auxiliary troops withdrawn from Gaul, which resulted in Julian's elevation (Julian. Ep. 282c; Amm. Marc. 20,4,2). In 360 Constantius appointed him praefectus praetorio Illyrici and in 361 honoured him with the consulate (Amm. Marc. 21,6,5). After Julian's victory he was sentenced to death in absentia by the Commission of Calchedon (Amm. Marc. 22,3,6). He is probably identical to the homonymous comes of Const…

Rufinus

(1,669 words)

Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Gatti, Paolo (Trento) | Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster) | Et al.
[German version] I Greek (Ῥουφῖνος/ Rhouphînos). [German version] [I 1] Epigrammatist Greek epigrammatist; dating uncertain (Neronian/Flavian era? [2; 4]; 2nd cent. AD? [3]; late 4th cent. AD? [1]); origin unknown (Anth. Pal. 5,9: residence in Ephesus). 37 erotic poems are extant, all in Anth. Pal. 5,2-103 (on this so-called Sylloge Rufiniana, perhaps also from the 4th cent. AD, cf. [5]). With the exception of the paederastic poem 28 (cf. also 19), R.' epigrams, in which 13 women's names are mentioned (two further fictitious ones in 44,1), tr…

Aedesius

(208 words)

Author(s): Hadot, Pierre (Limours) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Neoplatonist from Cappadocia Neoplatonist from Cappadocia († before AD 355), pupil of  Iamblichus. Only source: Eunapius, Vitae philosophorum et sophistarum. After the death of Iamblichus, he apparently took over Iamblichus' pupils and then retired back to Cappadocia, and finally ended up teaching in Pergamum together with the philosopher Sosipatra. As he considered himself too old, after a short time he transferred the responsibility of the philosophical education of Julian, the future emperor, …

Ceionius

(1,308 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] C. Commodus, L. Cos. ord. 78 AD A native of Etruria; senator from the time of Nero; cos. ord. 78; governor of Syria from AD 78/79; married to Appia Severa (PIR2 C 603) [1. I 308; 2. 45 A. 22]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] C. Commodus, L. Cos. ord. 106 AD Son of [1]. Cos. ord. AD 106 (PIR2 C 604). Married to one Plautia, their son being C. [3]. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [3] C. Commodus, L. = Aelius Caesar, L. Cos. ord. 136 AD Son of [2]. His maternal half-brother was M. Vettulenus Civica Barbarus [3. 845]. Born on 13 January in about AD 1…

Eusebia

(141 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Wife of Constantius II from Thessalonica; perhaps the daughter of Eusebius [1]. From about AD 352 she was the second wife of Constantius II (Julian Or. 3,109a-b, 110d). She was held to be unusually beautiful (Amm. Marc. 18,3,2), and is supposed to have exercised a strong influence on the emperor (cf. Amm. Marc. 21,16,16), to such an extent as to arouse the suspicion of her contemporaries ([Aur. Vict.] Epit. Caes. 42,20). On her advice Julian, of whom she was very fond (cf. Julian O…

Hortarius

(61 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] King of the Alamanni, who, together with other Alamannic kings, was defeated by Julian's army at Strasbourg in AD 357 (Amm. Marc. 16,12,1). He surrendered in 358 (Amm. Marc. 17,10,5-9) and strove after a peaceful agreement both with the Romans and with the neighbouring Germanic tribes (Amm. Marc. 18,2,2; 13f.). PLRE 1, 444 (H.1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Lucillianus

(230 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
[German version] [1] Father-in-law and military commander of the emperor Iovianus, 4th cent. AD Father-in-law of the emperor Iovianus (Amm. Marc. 25,8,9). In AD 350 L., probably as comes rei militaris, was successful against the Persians in the third siege of Nisibis (Zos. 2,45,2; 3,8,2). In 354 he was comes domesticorum of Constantius [5] Gallus (Amm. Marc. 14,11,14). In 361, as magister equitum, he unsuccessfully fought back Iulianus' advance [11] to Constantinople in Illyria (Amm. Marc. 21,9,5-10). Iovianus elevated him to the rank of magister equitum et peditum in 363 (Amm. Ma…

Bacurius

(124 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Prince (according to Rufin. Hist. 1,10: King) of the Iberi to the north of Armenia. He entered into office in the service of the Romans as a protector possibly as early as 378-369 and fought as the tribunus of one of the two scholae palatinae at Adrianopolis (Amm. Marc. 31,12,16). B. became dux Palaestinae and later (around 391/2) comes domesticorum to  Theodosius I. He took part in the battle on the Frigidus (as magister utriusque militiae? Rufin. Hist. 2,33; according to Zos. 4,57,3; 58,3, he fell in the battle). B. was a Christian (Rufin. Hist. 1,10)…

Domitianus

(2,341 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Markschies, Christoph (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Roman emperor, born AD 51 Roman emperor; original name T. Flavius Domitianus = Imperator Caesar Domitianus Augustus. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] A. Up to the death of Titus Born on 24 Oct. AD 51 in Rome; his parents were T. Flavius  Vespasianus and Flavia Domitilla. D. spent his childhood in Rome; he did not accompany his father Vespasian to Judaea. His life was first threatened in the 2nd half of 69 during the reign of Vitellius, when D.'s father had already been proclaimed emperor, and fightin…

Viventius

(84 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] From Siscia, as quaestor sacri palatii ( Quaestor III.), in AD 364 he helped supporters of Iulianus [11] who were accused of practicing magic (Amm. Marc. 26,4,4). Between 365 and 367 as praefectus urbis Romae, he tried, in vain, to end the unrest occasioned by the election of a bishop disputed between Damasus and Ursinus (Amm. Marc. 27,3,11 f.). 368-371 he was praefectus praetorio Galliarum. Numerous laws are in his name (e.g Cod. Theod. 7,13,5; 13,10,4). PLRE 1,972. Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Saturninus

(490 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1-2] See Ap(p)uleius [I 10-11]. Franke, Thomas (Bochum) [German version] [3] Emperor for a short time, 3rd cent. Was elevated to emperor by the army at the time of Gallienus, but killed by the soldiers a short time afterwards because of his severity (SHA Tyr. Trig. 23; cf. SHA Firmus 11,1; SHA Gall. 9,1). Franke, Thomas (Bochum) Bibliography Kienast 2, 230  PLRE 1, 805 no. 1. [German version] [4] Imperator Caesar C. Iulius S. Augustus of Moorish extraction, followed a military career (Zos. 1,66,1; SHA Quatt. tyr. 9,5; Zon. 12,29), until Aurelianus [3] appointed him dux l…

Maximinus

(1,433 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[German version] [1] M. Daia Roman emperor, AD 305-313 Roman emperor, AD 305-313. The son of Galerius' [5] sister and like Galerius born in Dacia ripensis, possibly in Šarkamen (modern Serbia), he rose from protector to tribunus (Lactant. De mort. pers. 19,6); as Galerius' adoptive son he became Caesar in the change of rulers of 305 (thereafter: Galerius Valerius Maximinus). As co-ruler over the diocese Oriens he continued the persecutions of Christians (Euseb. Hist. eccl. 8,14,9). Like Constantinus [1] not content with the title …

Censorinus

(446 words)

Author(s): Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz)
[English version] [1] einer der 30 Tyrannen Vom Verf. der Historia Augusta erfundene Person, einer der sog. 30 Tyrannen, angeblich Usurpator unter Claudius Gothicus, der nach 7 Tagen getötet wurde. Zur vita, SHA trig. tyr. 31,12; 32,8-33,6. PIR2 C 656. Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) Bibliography K.-P. Johne, Kaiserbiographie und Senatsaristokratie, 1976, 122-28. [English version] [2] Caelius C., C. Spätantiker Beamter, 4. Jh. n.Chr. Hoher Beamter in der Zeit Constantinus' d. Gr. Er ist nur durch eine Inschr. aus Campanien bezeugt (ILS 1216), die seine Ämter nennt. PLRE 1,196 Nr. 2. Port…

Hortarius

(53 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] König der Alamannen, der zusammen mit anderen alamann. Königen 357 n.Chr. dem Heer Iulians bei Straßburg unterlag (Amm. 16,12,1). Er unterwarf sich 358 (Amm. 17,10,5-9) und erstrebte sowohl mit den Römern wie mit den ihm benachbarten Germanenstämmen ein friedliches Übereinkommen (Amm. 18,2,2; 13f.). PLRE 1, 444 (H.1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Anastasia

(120 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Straßburg) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Halbschwester Constantins des Gr. Halbschwester Constantins des Gr. und Gemahlin des Bassianus. Sie muß noch während der Gründung Constantinopels gelebt haben; die Thermae Anastasianae sind nach ihr benannt (Amm. 26,6,14). Ihr auf den Auferstehungsglauben verweisender Name gilt bisweilen als Indiz für die christl. Grundüberzeugung ihres Vaters Constantius (PLRE 1, 58, A.1). Bleckmann, Bruno (Straßburg) [English version] [2] Tochter des Kaisers Valens Tochter des Kaisers Valens. Sie und ihre Schwester Carosa sollen Schülerinnen des Nova…

Artemius

(118 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Letzter vicarius urbi Romae 359 n.Chr. war der letzte vic. urbi Romae, stellvertretender praef. urbi Romae im Jahr 359 n.Chr. (Amm. 17,11,5; nach dem 25. 8.: CIL VI 32004). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [English version] [2] Flavius A. Dux Aegypti 360 n.Chr. war Offizier arianischen Glaubens unter Constantius II. Als dux Aegypti ging er 360 n.Chr. gegen heidnische Kulte vor. 362 wurde er von Iulian u.a. wegen Beteiligung an der Ermordung des Gallus verurteilt und hingerichtet (Amm. 22,11,2ff.; Theod. hist. eccl. 3,18,1), später,…

Galla

(565 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Erste Gemahlin des Iulius Constantius [4] 1. Hälfte 4. Jh. n. Chr. Erste Gemahlin des Iulius Constantius [4], eines Sohnes des Kaisers Constantius [5] I. Sie war Mutter des Constantius Gallus, des Caesars von 351-354 n.Chr. (Amm. 14,11,27). PLRE 1, 382 (G. 1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [English version] [2] Jüngste Tochter des Valentinianus I. Jüngste Tochter des Valentinianus I., Schwester des Valentinianus II. 387 n.Chr. floh sie mit ihm und ihrer Mutter Iustina vor dem Usurpator Maximus nach Konstantinopel, wo sie Theodosius I…

Andragathius

(66 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Von 383-388 n. Chr. war A. mag. equitum des Usurpators Maximus. Er ermordete 383 Kaiser Gratian (Ambr. commentarius in psalmis 61,23-25; Zos. 4,35,6). 388 bereitete er die Verteidigung des Maximus gegen Theodosius I. vor und stellte sich selbst an die Spitze der Flotte in der Adria. Nach Theodosius' Sieg stürzte er sich ins Meer (Oros. 7,35; Zos. 4,46 f.). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Romanus

(101 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] 364-373 n. Chr. comes Africae; er sollte die Stadt Leptis Magna vor Angriffen der Austorianer schützen (Amm. 28,6,1-6). Seine Amtsführung führte zu häufigen Klagen der Bevölkerung, doch wurde R. vom mit ihm verwandten magister officiorum Remigius am Hof unterstützt (Amm. 27,9,1 f.). 372 wurde durch R.' Verhalten der Maure Firmus [3] zur Usurpation getrieben. Bald darauf verlor R. sein Amt, wurde angeklagt (vgl. Zos. 4,16,3), jedoch mit Hilfe des Flavius Merobaudes [1] freigesprochen (Amm. 28,6,…

Arintheus

(119 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Flavius A., evtl. ein Gote, war ein hoher Militär christl. Glaubens. Er zeichnete sich 355 n. Chr. als stellvertretender Kommandeur einer Palastschola im Alamannenkrieg Constantius' II. aus (Amm. 15,4,10). Im Perserkrieg von 363 führte er als comes rei militaris die Reiterei des linken Flügels (Amm. 24,1,2). Nach dem Tod Iulianus' trat er für die Wahl eines christl. Kaisers ein (Amm. 25,5,2). Er befürwortete die Wahl Valentinians I. (Philostorg. hist. eccl. 8,8). Als magister peditum praesentalis (366-378) hatte er an fast allen Kriegen des Valens maßg…
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