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Virius Nicomachus Flavianus (c. 335–September 394 CE) was the son of Venustus (Macr. Sat. 1.5.13). His mother may have belonged to the powerful Roman aristocratic family of the Anicii (Chausson, 1996). Flavianus had also family ties with the orator and politician Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, which became stronger through the marriage of his son, Nicomachus Flavianus iunior, with Symmachus’ daughter (387 C…

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Villegas Marín, Raúl, “Flavianus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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