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Ecdicius
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(Ĕκδίκιος; Ekdíkios)

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[2] Son of the Emperor Avitus, 5th cent. AD

Arvernian from a senator's family, son of the emperor  Avitus [1], brother-in-law of Sidonius Apollinaris, received an excellent education (in Clermont). Around AD 469, he was probably at the court of  Anthemius [2]; probably in 471 he organized the defence of Clermont against the Visigoths using his own means. During a famine in Burgundy in 473, he supplied the…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Portmann, Werner (Berlin), “Ecdicius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill000720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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