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(Athenais; died Oct 20, 460). Eudocia of Athens was the well-educated daughter of the pagan rhetorician Leontius; on Jun 6, 421, she was married to Theodosius II after being been baptized and taking the name Aelia Eudocia. A devout Christian with increasing influence on her husband, she was styled Augusta in 423. In 438 she went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. With the disgrace of her favorite Cyrus in 441, her influence diminished and she returned to Jerusalem, where she lived the …

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Hahn, Johannes, “Eudocia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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