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Olympias (Ὀλυμπιάς) the deaconess (Deacon/Deaconess) was born in 361 CE (or 368 CE) and died probably in 408 CE. She is also known as Olympias the Younger to distinguish her from namesake and paternal aunt Olympias. Because of her father’s connections with the imperial family, this aunt was engaged to Constans, the son of Constantine, who later b…

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Koet, Bart J., “Olympias”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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