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Aëtius, Flavius
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Aëtius, Flavius (Roman general, b. c. 390 BCE, Durostorum, Moesia Secunda–d. Sep 21/22, 454 CE, Ravenna, Italy) is the son of the high-ranking Roman officer Flavius Gaudentius (originally from the province of Scythia Minor) and an unnamed Italian lady from a noble and well-off family. He is sometimes claimed to have been of Thracian origin (Vlachopoulou, 2007, 69), but this is erroneous and refers to his and his father’s origins from the diocese of Thrace…

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Gračanin, Hrvoje, “Aëtius, Flavius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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