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Eugenius (d. Sep 6, 394 CE) was a teacher of grammar (Socr. Hist. eccl. 5.25.1) and rhetoric (Zos. Hist. 4.54.1; John Ant. Frgm. 187) in his own school at Rome. He might have entered the imperial service before 385 CE (Sym. Ep. 3.61 styles him clarissimus [eminent man]). After that date he was appointed magister scrinii (imperial secretary; Socr. Hist. eccl. 5.25.1: ἀντιγραφεὺς τοῦ βασιλέως; Philost. Hist. eccl. 11.2: μάγιστρον τὴν ἀξίαν) in a western court. Thanks to his friendship with Flavius Richomeres…

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Villegas Marín, Raúl, “Eugenius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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