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Eudocia
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(Εὐδοκία; Eudokía).

[German version]

[1] Aelia Eudocia.

Original name Athenais. Came from a traditional background in Athens (her father was the rhetor Leontius) and had an excellent education. Allegedly at the instigation of  Pulcheria, she married  Theodosius II on 7 June 421; she was baptized for this purpose and given the name Aelia E. She was considered pious and increasingly exerted an influence on her husband, pushing aside Pulcheria. In 422 she gave birth to  Eudoxia [2] and …

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Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Eudocia”, 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 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e404250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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