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Anthemios/-us

(527 words)

Author(s): Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Folkerts, Menso (München)
[English version] [1] Praefectus praetorio Orientis 405-414 n. Chr. Wohl 383 n. Chr. Gesandter in Persien, comes sacrarum larg. (Osten) 400; magister officiorum (Osten) spätestens 404, cos. 405; spätestens seit 406 patricius. Maßgeblichen Einfluß auf die Politik erlangte A. als praefectus praetorio Orientis von 405-414, zunächst unter Arcadius, dann unter dem minderjährigen Theodosius II. Er war Christ, stand aber der heidnischen Kultur aufgeschlossen gegenüber [1. 82 f.]. A. kümmerte sich durch den Bau von Mauern…

Parthenius

(160 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] s. Claudius [II 51] s. Claudius [II 51] Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) [English version] [2] Gallorömischer Aristokrat (Anf. 6. Jh. n. Chr.) Gallorömischer Aristokrat, Neffe des Ennodius, der ihn zw. 506 und 509 n.Chr. in Rom studieren ließ und dort vornehmen Persönlichkeiten, u.a. Papst Symmachus, empfahl (Ennod. epist. 5,9-12; 6,23; 7,30f.; Ennod. dictio 10). PLRE 2, 832f. Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) [English version] [3] Hochgebildeter gallorömischer Aristokrat (6. Jh. n. Chr.) Gallorömischer hochgebildeter Aristokrat, Enkel des Kaisers Avitus …

Litorius

(76 words)

Faustus

(764 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Uthemann, Karl-Heinz (Amsterdam) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum)
Angeblich altes lat. Praenomen (Liber de praenominibus 4), aber histor. (in der Bedeutung “der vom Glück Begünstigte”) erst bezeugt für F. Cornelius [I 87] Sulla, den Sohn des Dictators Sulla, und seine Nachkommen (Cornelius [II 57] und [II 60]). Beiname der Anicii (Anicius [II 2-6]); auch beliebter Sklavenname. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] Anicius Acilius Glabrio F. Consul 438 n. Chr. entstammte der bedeutendsten spätröm. Senatorenfamilie, war unter Honorius und Valentinianus III. dreimal praefectus urbi Romae, 437/8 n.Chr. und 442 praefectus praetorio Italiae Africae et Illyrici (ILS 1283) und 438 consul. Am 25. Dezember des Consulatsjahres versammelte sich der Senat in seinem Hause, um durch ihn den eben vollendeten Codex Theodosianus entgegenzunehmen (Cod. Theod. 1,2,1-4). Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) Bibliography PLRE 2, 452-454 A. Chastagnol, Fastes de la Préfecture de Rome, 1962, 286-289 J.Harries, J. Wood, The Theodosian Code, 1993, 19-22. …

Iovius

(161 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Straßburg) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Beiname des Diocletianus Beiname des Diocletianus, Tetrarchie. Bleckmann, Bruno (Straßburg) [English version] [2] Praetorianerpraefekt des Kaisers Honorius [3] Praetorianerpraefekt des Kaisers Honorius [3]. Von Stilicho 407 n.Chr. zum praefectus praetorio Illyrici ernannt, um diese Praefektur dem Ostreich zu entreißen, blieb dort aber vom Gotenkönig Alaricus [2] abhängig (Soz. 8,25,3; 9,4,3; Zos. 5,48,2). Im Jahre 409 wurde er praef. praet. Italiae und patricius (Cod. Theod. 2,8,25; 16,5,47; Zos. 5,47,1). Als einflußreichster Berater …

Regendarius

(124 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] Spätantiker Beamter im officium [6] der Praetorianerpraefekten, der für die Ausstellung der Berechtigungsscheine ( evectiones) zur Benutzung des cursus publicus zuständig war (Lyd. mag. 3,4 und 21; Cassiod. var. 11,29). Die Identität des Amtes mit dem des regerendarius, den die Notitia dignitatum in den Offizien aller Praetorianerpraefekten, des Stadtpraefekten von Rom, der Heermeister und einer Reihe der comites und duces des Westens verzeichnet (Not. dign. or. 2,68; 3,29; Not. dign. occ. 2,52; 3,47; 4,28; 5,280; 25,44; 30,27 u.ö.), ist nicht sicher. Dieser scheint auch Kontrollfunktionen ausgeübt zu haben. Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) Bibl…

Florentius

(339 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Flavius F. Praefectus praetorio Galliarum 357-360 n. Chr. war 357-360 n.Chr. praefectus praetorio Galliarum. Auf sein Betreiben ließ Constantius [2] II. Hilfstruppen aus Gallien abziehen, was die Erhebung Iulians zur Folge hatte (Iul. epist. 282c; Amm. 20,4,2). Constantius ernannte ihn 360 zum praefectus praetorio Illyrici und ehrte ihn 361 mit dem Consulat (Amm. 21,6,5). Nach Iulians Sieg wurde er von der Kommission zu Kalchedon in absentia zum Tod verurteilt (Amm. 22,3,6). Wahrscheinlich ist er identisch mit dem gleichnamigen comes des Constantius, de…

Reparatus

(172 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich)
[German version] [1] Late-Roman senator, c. AD 527, praefectus urbis Romae Late-Roman senator, brother of Pope Vigilius, c. AD 527 praefectus urbis Romae under the Gothic king Athalaric. In 536, he was interned by the Goths in Ravenna. He fled to Liguria, and in 538, Belisarius appointed him praefectus praetorio (Italiae) in Mediolan(i)um [1] (Milan), where he was assassinated in 539 by the victorious Goths (Cassiod. Var. 9,7; Procop. Goth 1,26,1 f.; 2,12,34 f.; 21,40).…

Heraclianus

(116 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] Western Roman usurper in the year AD 413. He murdered  Stilicho in Ravenna in 408 and was rewarded for this by being named comes Africae (Zos. 5,37,6). In spite of the despotism he practiced there he was made consul in 413 (Oros. 7,42,10), but he revolted against  Honorius [3] and landed near Rome with a large fleet. He was defeated and condemned to death on the 3rd of August 413 (Cod. Theod. 15,14,13). He fled to Carthage, where he was killed (Oros. 7,42,14; Zos. 6,7ff.; Chron. min. 1,467, 654; 2,18,71 Mommsen). Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) Bibliography PLRE 2, 539f. A. Deman…

Priscus

(884 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Brisson, Luc (Paris) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
Common Roman cognomen ('venerable') . Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Greek grammarian (Πρεῖσκος/ Preîskos). The 3rd cent. AD PTurner 39 (PIenensis inv. 267), a book catalogue from a private library, presents at line 4 'a commentary on epic verses by P.' [2], who is identified as one of the two Prisci mentioned in Ov. Pont. 4,16,10 ( Priscus uter); he may be identical to Clutorius Priscus, the Roman equestrian and poet mentioned in Tac. Ann. 3,49 and Cass. Dio 57,20,3-4. Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) Bibliography 1 SH 710 A 2 R. Otranto, Antiche liste di libri su papi…

Notitia Galliarum

(108 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] ( Notitia provinciarum et civitatum Galliae). The NG is a list, compiled at the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 5th cent., of the 17 Gallic provinces with 115 civitates (local communities), seven castra (B.) and a portus (port). The administrative classification is associated with the eclesiastic division into dioceses ( dioíkēsis II.). More than 100 MSS, often interpolated, attest to the importance of the NG in the Middle Ages. Notitia dignitatum Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) Bibliography Edition: O. Seeck, Notitia dignitatum, 1876, 261-274  MGH AA 9, 1892, …

Iovius

(182 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Cognomen of Diocletian Cognomen of Diocletian,  Tetrarchy. Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) [German version] [2] Praetorian prefect of emperor Honorius [3] Praetorian prefect under emperor  Honorius [3]. In 407, he was made Praefectus Praetorio Illyrici by Stilicho, in order to wrest this prefecture from the eastern empire, but remained dependent on the Gothic king  Alaricus [2] (Sozom. Hist. eccl. 8,25,3; 9,4,3; Zos. 5,48,2). In 409, he became Praef. Praet. Italiae and Patricius (Cod. Theod. 2,8,25; 16,5,47; Zos. 5,47,1). As the most influential…

Faustus

(805 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Uthemann, Karl-Heinz (Amsterdam) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum)
Supposedly an ancient Latin praenomen (Liber de praenominibus 4), but historically only attested (with meaning ‘The Fortunate’) for F. Cornelius [I 87] Sulla, the son of the dictator Sulla and his descendants ( Cornelius [II 57] and [II 60]). Epithet of the Anicii ( Anicius [II 2-6]); also a favourite name for slaves. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Anicius Acilius Glabrio F. Consul AD 438 Scion of the most important late Roman senatorial family who became praefectus urbi Romae three times under Honorius and Valentinian III, in AD 437/8 and 442 praefectus praetorio…

Regendarius

(138 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] Late ancient official in the officium [6] of the praetorian prefect, who was responsible for issuing licences ( evectiones) for the use of the cursus publicus (Lydus. Mag. 3,4 and 21; Cassiod. Var. 11,29). It is not certain whether this office is identical with that of a regerendarius, which the Notitia dignitatum records in the offices of all praetorian prefects, the city prefect of Rome, magistri militum and a number of comites and duces of the West (Not. Dign. Or. 2,68; 3,29; Not. Dign. Occ. 2,52; 3,47; 4,28; 5,280; 25,44; 30,27 et passim). The latt…

Iustus

(481 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
[German version] [1] Imperator Caesar C.P. Niger Iustus Augustus, Roman emperor 193-194 AD, see Pescennius see  Pescennius Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] I. of Tiberias Jew. historian, 1st cent. AD Jewish historian of the 1st cent. AD, wrote a ‘Jewish War’ (66-70/74), in which he dealt critically with the work of the same name by  Josephus [4] Flavius (this made Josephus write a retort in his autobiography: Vita 65), and a chronological-genealogical work on Jewish kings from Moses to  Iulius [II 5] Agrippa II. This work, which appears to…

Zenonis

(118 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] (Ζηνωνίς/ Zēnōnís). Aelia Z. Augusta, wife of the Eastern Roman counter-emperor Basiliscus (January 475 until August 476), who she seems to have influenced towards a pro-Monophysite church policy. Her son Marcus became co-regent, her alleged lover Armatus became head of the army and consul in 476. After the fall of her husband she and her son were banished with him and killed (Malchus fr. 8 = Suda α 3968, 3970 Adler; Candidus fr. 1 = FHG 4,136; Theophanes, Chronographia 1,121,124 f. de Boor = 187, 192 Mango-Scott). Basiliscus; Monophysitism Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) B…

Notitia dignitatum

(811 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] State manual or reference book for the internal use of Roman authorities in Late Antiquity. As shown by its full title Notitia dignitatum tam civilium quam militarium in partibus orientis/occidentis (‘Manual of civil and military appointments in the Eastern and Western parts), this two-part work provides an index of positions to be filled by the Emperor in the army and the administration of the imperium orientale (= or.) and occidentale (= occ.). The high civilian and military offices, beginning with the Praetorian and city prefects ( praefectus praetorio ; praefectus…

Flavianus

(513 words)

Author(s): Fuhrer, Therese (Zürich) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Praefectus praetorio AD 222 or 223 Praefectus praetorio with (Geminius) Chrestus in AD 222 or 223. When upon the insistence of Julia Mamaea, Domitius  Ulpianus was put in charge by Severus Alexander as praetorian prefect, the guard mutinied, so Ulpianus had F. and Chrestus killed (Cass. Dio 80,2,2; Zos. 1,11,2). PIR2 F 180. Fuhrer, Therese (Zürich) [German version] [2] Virius Nicomachus F. Pagan, aristorcrat in Rome; friend of Symmachus Dominant figure of the non-Christian aristocracy in Rome in the last quarter of the 4th cent. AD. He had a clo…

Honorius

(738 words)

Author(s): Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] (Grand)father of emperor Theodosius I Listed in [Aur. Vict.] Epit. Caes. 48,1 as father of the emperor Theodosius I, but may have been his grandfather. PLRE 1,441. Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) [German version] [2] Elder brother of Theodosius I Elder brother of Theodosius I, probably related to  Maria, whose daughter was  Serena; both were taken into the emperor's household. PLRE 1,441. Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) [German version] [3] Flavius H. West Roman emperor 393-423 AD, puer nobilissimus West Roman emperor AD 393-423, was born on 9 September AD 384 …

Ferreolus

(106 words)

Author(s): Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] Gallic aristocrat, grandson of the consul of 381 AD Afranius Syagrius, related by marriage through his wife Papianilla to  Sidonius Apollinaris (Sid. Apoll. Epist. 1,7,4; 7,12,1f.; Carm. 24,35-38). As praefectus praetorio Galliarum, he supported  Aetius [2] in 451 in the repulse of the Huns, protected Arelate from the Goths in 452/3, and granted tax concessions in Gaul (Sid. Apoll. Epist. 7,12,3). In 469, he came to Rome as an envoy of his homeland to raise charges against Arvandus, his successor in office (Sid. Apoll. Epist. 1,7,4; 9). Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) Bibl…
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