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Artemius

(134 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Last Vicarius urbi Romae in 359 AD Was the last vic. urbi Romae, deputy praef. urbi Romae in the year AD 359 (Amm. Marc. 17.11.5; after 25 August: CIL VI 32004). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [German version] [2] Flavius A. Dux Aegypti 360 AD Was an officer of the Arian religion under Constantine II. As dux Aegypti, he proceeded against the pagan cults in AD 360. In 362, he was condemned and sentenced to death by Julian due to his complicity in the murder of Gallus (Amm. Marc. 22,11,2ff.; Theod. Hist. eccl. 3,18,1). He was later honour…

Decentius

(188 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Magnus D. Caesar 350-353 AD Caesar during AD 350-353. A relative (possibly brother) of the usurper Magnus Magnentius ([Aur. Vict.] Epit. Caes. 42,2; Zon. 13,8,2) who made him Caesar in Milan at the end of 350 when the German tribes, encouraged by Constantius [2] II, had invaded Gaul. Commanding an insufficient force, he suffered a defeat against the Alamannic king Chnodomar (Julian Or. 1,35A; Amm. Marc. 16,12,4f.). When he heard of Magnentius' death, he committed suicide in Sens on 18 August 353 (Eutr. 10…

Dagalaifus

(63 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Was appointed comes domesticorum by Julian in AD 361 (Amm. Marc. 21,8,1) and magister equitum by Jovian; in 364 he was influential in the elections of Jovian and Valentinian I (Amm. Marc. 25,5,2; Philostorgius 8,8). In 364-366 as magister peditum( equitum?) he fought against the Alemanni (Amm. Marc. 26,5,9), in 366 he was consul. PLRE 1, 239. Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Andragathius

(68 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] From AD 383-388 A. was mag. equitum of the usurper Maximus. He murdered the emperor Gratian in 383 (Ambr. Commentarius in psalmis 61,23-25; Zos. 4,35,6). In 388 he prepared the defence of Maximus against Theodosius I and placed himself at the head of the fleet in the Adriatic. After Theodosius' victory he plunged himself into the sea (Oros. 7,35; Zos. 4,46 f.). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Clematius

(214 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] From Alexandria, consularis Palaestinae c. 352/3 AD C. of Alexandria was the consularis Palaestinae (Lib. Ep. 693) in c. AD 352/3. In the winter of 353/4 he became the victim of an intrigue in Antioch [1] and was executed without trial (Amm. Marc. 14,1,3). PLRE 1,213 (Clematius 1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [German version] [2] Consularis Palaestinae 357-358 AD C. held a high office in Antioch [1] at the time of the caesar Gallus ( Constantius [5]), probably as an agens in rebus (Lib. Ep. 405, 435); in AD 357-358 consularis Palaestinae (Lib. Ep. 317). He was in clo…

Ursicinus

(128 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] High-ranking military officer under Constantius [2] II. He was magister equitum in the East from AD 349-359. On orders from Constantius [5] Gallus, he conducted trials for high treason in Antioch [1] in 354 (Amm. Marc. 14,9,1 and 3) and in 355 deposed the usurper Silvanus [3] in Gaul (Amm. Marc. 15,5,18-31). From 357 on the Persian front again, he lost his command owing to court intrigues (Amm. Marc. 18,5,4), but in 359/60 was again appointed magister peditum (Amm. Marc. 18,6) and relieved of his position once more because the loss of Amida (in 360) was im…

Eusebia

(141 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Wife of Constantius II from Thessalonica; perhaps the daughter of Eusebius [1]. From about AD 352 she was the second wife of Constantius II (Julian Or. 3,109a-b, 110d). She was held to be unusually beautiful (Amm. Marc. 18,3,2), and is supposed to have exercised a strong influence on the emperor (cf. Amm. Marc. 21,16,16), to such an extent as to arouse the suspicion of her contemporaries ([Aur. Vict.] Epit. Caes. 42,20). On her advice Julian, of whom she was very fond (cf. Julian O…

Hortarius

(61 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] King of the Alamanni, who, together with other Alamannic kings, was defeated by Julian's army at Strasbourg in AD 357 (Amm. Marc. 16,12,1). He surrendered in 358 (Amm. Marc. 17,10,5-9) and strove after a peaceful agreement both with the Romans and with the neighbouring Germanic tribes (Amm. Marc. 18,2,2; 13f.). PLRE 1, 444 (H.1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Bacurius

(124 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Prince (according to Rufin. Hist. 1,10: King) of the Iberi to the north of Armenia. He entered into office in the service of the Romans as a protector possibly as early as 378-369 and fought as the tribunus of one of the two scholae palatinae at Adrianopolis (Amm. Marc. 31,12,16). B. became dux Palaestinae and later (around 391/2) comes domesticorum to  Theodosius I. He took part in the battle on the Frigidus (as magister utriusque militiae? Rufin. Hist. 2,33; according to Zos. 4,57,3; 58,3, he fell in the battle). B. was a Christian (Rufin. Hist. 1,10)…

Viventius

(84 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] From Siscia, as quaestor sacri palatii ( Quaestor III.), in AD 364 he helped supporters of Iulianus [11] who were accused of practicing magic (Amm. Marc. 26,4,4). Between 365 and 367 as praefectus urbis Romae, he tried, in vain, to end the unrest occasioned by the election of a bishop disputed between Damasus and Ursinus (Amm. Marc. 27,3,11 f.). 368-371 he was praefectus praetorio Galliarum. Numerous laws are in his name (e.g Cod. Theod. 7,13,5; 13,10,4). PLRE 1,972. Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Agilo

(161 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version]  Alemannic (Amm. Marc. 14,10,8), tribunus stabuli AD 354 (Amm. Marc. loc. cit). His extraordinary promotion from tribunus of a schola palatina in 360 to magister peditum praesentalis (Amm. Marc. 14,10,8; 20,2,5) was due to the high regard in which he was held by Constantius II. After he was deployed in 360/361 on the Tigris against the Persians, he accompanied Constantius on the march against the emperor  Julianus in 361. After Constantius' death, A. made himself available to Julian. He was one of the memb…

Datianus

(127 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Friend of Libanius (Lib. Ep. 409; 441 and passim). Initially, he was notarius (Lib. Or. 42,24f.), served under Constantine [1] the Great, was later an adviser of Constantius II (Lib. Ep. 114; 490). He became patricius and in AD 358 consul. As comes, in 346, he attempted to persuade Athanasius to return to Alexandria (Athan. Hist. Ar. 22). In 351, he was on the committee which had to decide on Photinus' heresy (Epiphany, adv. haer. 71). In 364, he was part of emperor Jovian's entourage (Philostorgius Hist. eccl. 8,8). He r…

Ursulus

(91 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Comes sacrarum largitionum 355-361, an important aide to the emperor Julianus [11] in his financial distress (Amm. 22,3,7). With Constantius [2] 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). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Marcellianus

(73 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[German version] Son of the praefectus praetorio Galliarum Maximinus [3], through whose influence he was appointed dux Valeriae c. AD 373. He promoted the construction of a fortification ordered by Valentinianus I on the territory of the Quadi. He had their king Gabinius [II 5] treacherously murdered in 374 AD (Amm. Marc. 29,6,3-5; in Zos. 4,16,4 he is called Celestius). PLRE 1, 543f. no. 2 and 190 (Celestius). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Bauto

(117 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Flavius B. war Franke (Zos. 4,33,2) und bekannte sich zum Heidentum (Ambr. epist. 57). Unter Gratianus ca. 380 n.Chr. zum mag. mil. aufgestiegen (Zos. 4,33,1) half er Theodosius I. gegen die Goten. Er wurde 383 mag. peditum praesentalis und maßgeblicher Ratgeber am Hof Valentinianus' II. (Ambr. epist. 24,4,8; 18,1,57). Er war zwar Gegner des Ambrosius beim Streit um den Victoriaaltar 384, scheint sich aber schließlich den Argumenten des Bischofs angeschlossen zu haben (Ambr. epist. 17,18 und 57,3). Er starb bald na…

Eusebia

(114 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Gattin Constantius' II. aus Thessalonike, evtl. Tochter des Eusebios I. Sie war seit etwa 352 n.Chr. zweite Gattin Constantius' II. (Iul. or. 3,109a-b, 110d). Sie galt als ungewöhnlich schön (Amm. 18,3,2) und soll einen schon von den Zeitgenossen beargwöhnten ([Aur. Vict.] epit. Caes. 42,20), starken Einfluß auf den Kaiser ausgeübt haben (vgl. Amm. 21,16,16). Auf ihren Rat wurde Iulian, dem sie sehr geneigt war (vgl. Iul. or. 3,117a-118c), zum Caesar erhoben (Amm. 15,2,8; 8,3). E…

Andragathius

(66 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Von 383-388 n. Chr. war A. mag. equitum des Usurpators Maximus. Er ermordete 383 Kaiser Gratian (Ambr. commentarius in psalmis 61,23-25; Zos. 4,35,6). 388 bereitete er die Verteidigung des Maximus gegen Theodosius I. vor und stellte sich selbst an die Spitze der Flotte in der Adria. Nach Theodosius' Sieg stürzte er sich ins Meer (Oros. 7,35; Zos. 4,46 f.). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)

Romanus

(101 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] 364-373 n. Chr. comes Africae; er sollte die Stadt Leptis Magna vor Angriffen der Austorianer schützen (Amm. 28,6,1-6). Seine Amtsführung führte zu häufigen Klagen der Bevölkerung, doch wurde R. vom mit ihm verwandten magister officiorum Remigius am Hof unterstützt (Amm. 27,9,1 f.). 372 wurde durch R.' Verhalten der Maure Firmus [3] zur Usurpation getrieben. Bald darauf verlor R. sein Amt, wurde angeklagt (vgl. Zos. 4,16,3), jedoch mit Hilfe des Flavius Merobaudes [1] freigesprochen (Amm. 28,6,…

Arintheus

(119 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Flavius A., evtl. ein Gote, war ein hoher Militär christl. Glaubens. Er zeichnete sich 355 n. Chr. als stellvertretender Kommandeur einer Palastschola im Alamannenkrieg Constantius' II. aus (Amm. 15,4,10). Im Perserkrieg von 363 führte er als comes rei militaris die Reiterei des linken Flügels (Amm. 24,1,2). Nach dem Tod Iulianus' trat er für die Wahl eines christl. Kaisers ein (Amm. 25,5,2). Er befürwortete die Wahl Valentinians I. (Philostorg. hist. eccl. 8,8). Als magister peditum praesentalis (366-378) hatte er an fast allen Kriegen des Valens maßg…

Marcellianus

(63 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] Sohn des praef. praet. Galliarum Maximinus [3], durch dessen Einfluß er um 373 n.Chr. zum dux Valeriae ernannt wurde. Er beförderte einen von Valentinianus I. angeordneten Festungsbau auf dem Gebiet der Quadi. 374 ließ er deren König Gabinius [II 5] heimtückisch ermorden (Amm. 29,6,3-5; bei Zos. 4,16,4 lautet sein Name Celestius). PLRE 1, 543f. Nr. 2 und 190 (Celestius). Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
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