Comes sacrarum largitionum 355-361, an important aide to the emperor Julianus  in his financial distress (Amm. 22,3,7). With Constantius  II he visited the ruins of Amida in 360 AD and levelled criticism at the soldiers' lack of courage (Amm. 20,11,5). Perhaps because of that he was condemned to death by military officers in the court of Chalcedon which Julianus had commissioned after the death of Constantius. Julianus later distanced himself from the verdict (Amm. 22,3,8; cf. Lib. Or. 18,152; PLRE 1,988 no. 1).
Cite this pagePortmann, Werner (Berlin), “Ursulus”, 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 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1226180>
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