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Placidia
(163 words)

[German version]

[2] Relative of the imperial family (5th cent. AD)

Younger daughter of Valentinianus [4] III and Eudoxia [2], b. AD 441/2. First betrothed to the son of Aetius [5], Petronius Maximus [II 8] apparently forced her into a marriage with his son ([2. 180f.]). In 455, she was taken hostage by the Vandals as they overran Rome; she was released to Consta…

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Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Placidia”, 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 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e926530>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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