A scion of a wealthy provincial aristocratic family, S. increased his prospects of a political career by marrying Papianilla, the daughter of Avitus , future emperor of the Roman West. After the latter was murdered, S. stood probably at first on the side of the enemies of Maiorianus , who was installed in 457 (in support [13. …
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