Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 5 of 48 |

Romula
(118 words)

[German version]

Mother of the emperor Galerius [5] Maximianus. According to Lactantius, her devotion to the mountain gods strongly influenced her son's anti-Christian politics (De mort. pers. 11,1 f.). Her significance in Galerius's dynastic self-presentation is evident in an anecdote about his conception (Ps.-Aur. Vict. Epit. Caes. 40,17) which was modelled after that of Alexander [4] the Great (Olympias [1]) as well as in the fact that he named the imperial residence Romuliana (modern Gamzigrad) after her. Galerius was supposed to be buried there bu…

Cite this page
Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg), “Romula”, 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 25 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1024680>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲