Of Germanic descent; tribunus scutariorum in AD 350.; a follower of Vetranio, whom he betrayed to Constantius  II. In 360 magister militum of the emperor Iulianus; when the emperor removed him from office in the following spring, G. switched his allegiance to Constantius II. In 365/366, G. served as magister militum of the usurper Procopius, in whose defeat G.'s switch of allegiance to Valens played a decisive part. PLRE 1, 397f.
Cite this pageLeppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Gomoarius”, 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 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e426170>
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