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Timasius

(168 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Flavius T., an officer under Valens [2], in AD 385 cos., in 386 comes et magister equitum, 388-395 magister equitum et peditum, and in 388 he led the infantry in a war with Maximus [II 7]. He took part in the conflicts between Theodosius [II 2] and Ambrosius over the synagogue in Callinicum, which had been destroyed by Christians. In 389, T. was cos. II. In 391, when he had to fight bands of Goths in Thrace, he came into conflict with Rufinus [II 3] and shortly afterwards fell into disgrace. In 394, however, he was commander-in-chief with Stil…

Quintinus

(66 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] was magister equitum per Gallias under Magnus Maximus [7], who entrusted his son Victor to him in AD 387. Q. was killed in 388 during an advance east of the Rhine near Neuss against the advice of Nannienus. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography PLRE 1, 760  P. Richardot, Un désastre romain peu connu sur le Rhin, in: Riv. storica dell' antichità 25, 1995, 111-130.

Magnentius

(353 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Flavius Magnus M., usurper, Roman emperor, AD 350-353. Born in Amiens c. 303, of non-Roman origin, not Christian. M. entered a military career and made it to the rank of comes . The comes rerum privatarum Marcellinus [5] incited him to conspire against Constans [1]: On 18 January 350, M. revolted in Autun (Aur. Vict. 42; Zos. 2,42); Constans was killed. By the end of February, M. was recognized as emperor in northern Italy, and thereafter in the entire West and in Africa as well. In the Danube reg…

Vir clarissimus

(273 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (or clarissimus vir = c.v., literally approximately a 'highly regarded man'; Greek lamprótatos, attested from c. AD 160; until the 3rd cent. AD also krátistos). In the (late) Republican Period a general senatorial honorary attribute; in the Imperial Period VC developed into a title of rank for members of the senatorial class (Senatus). Up to the early 2nd cent. AD it became a fixed title for senators (until the 4th cent. it was c.v.) which from the 2nd cent. was also transferred to their relatives ( clarissima femina, c. iuvenis, c. puer, c. puella). As a rule women lost …

Mercurinus

(117 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (better known as Auxentius of Durostorum in Moesia). Student of the Gothic bishop Ulfila, perhaps a Goth himself. M. had to give up his bishopric in AD 380 after the edict of Theodosius I with regard to the return of the churches to the Orthodox. Shortly afterwards he was consecrated as Arian bishop of Milan ( Arianism). He was an opponent of Ambrosius; he exerted great influence on the court of Valentinian II. His ‘On the Life and Death of Ulfila ( De vita et obitu Ulfilae). (PL Suppl. 1, 703-707) has come down to us. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography K. G…

Montius Magnus

(65 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Came from Africa, proconsul of Constantinople around AD 350, quaestor sacri palatii of Constantius [5] Gallus AD 351-353; while seeking to gain influence with the life guards during Gallus' struggle with the praef. praet. Domitianus [3], he was murdered by soldiers incited by Gallus (Amm. Marc. 14,7,12-14; 9,4; 11,17; Philostorgius 3,28; PLRE 1, 535-536, 11; 1, 608). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Nicentius

(135 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Official under Hermogenes, AD 358 In AD 358, after occupying other, unknown offices, he became consularis Syriae. He was fined and dismissed by the praef. praet. Hermogenes [10] for failings in the supply of the army in Callinicum. He may have received a new office in 360 from the comes Orientis Modestus [2]. N. was highly regarded by Libanius (Lib. Ep. 122; 193). PLRE 1, 628 no. 1. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Official, 4th cent. AD Tribunus et notarius, lived in Mediolanum/Milan, where he was said to be miraculously he…

Marina

(126 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] M. Severa Mother of the emperor Gratianus, around AD 370 First wife of Valentinianus I, mother of the emperor Gratianus [2], whose elevation to Augustus she helped effect; removed from the court and divorced before AD 370 because of some fraud, in 375 called back to the court by Gratianus. PLRE I, 828, 2. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Youngest daughter of Arcadius and Eudoxia, AD 403-449 Youngest daughter of Arcadius and Eudoxia [1], born 403, died AD 449; built a palace in Constantinople; following the example…

Macrina

(101 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Born around AD 327, sister of Basilius [1] the Great, Petrus of Sebaste and Gregorius [2] of Nyssa. Daughter of the rhetor Basilius and Emmelia, granddaughter of M. the Elder ( c. 270- c. 340). After the death of her bridegroom, M. lived an ascetic life on a family estate on the Iris in Pontus; died around 380. Her brother Gregorius wrote a biography of M. ( Vita M. iunioris; Greg. Nyss. Opera ascetica 8,1, p. 370-414) and had her answer his theological questions as a teacher in his work De anima et resurrectione (PG 46, 12-160). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Mittendarii

(141 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Officials on the staff of the comes sacrarum largitionum and the comes rerum privatarum ( comes ), therefore belonging to the palatini . Their principal task was to act as messengers in the provinces. They are first attested under Theodosius I, who stipulated their conditions of rank and salaries (Cod. Theod. 6,30,2; table in [1. 124]), but they probably existed before that. The advancement rota consisted initially of two years and in the 5th cent. AD of one year. A schola mittendariorum of the praefectus praetorio Africae existed in the 6th cent (Cod. Iust. 1,2…

Vacantes

(57 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Roman titular officials (like honorarii), i.e. they bore an official title without holding or having held the corresponding office. They usually received the title when retiring from active service and were entitled to wear the sash ( cingulum), which was not granted to  honorarii. They ranked after the actual holders of the office. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Iustina

(145 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Roman empress, married in a second marriage to  Valentinianus I, mother of Valentinianus II. Other children: Iusta, Grata, Galla [2]. She supported the Arian line of belief and is said to have backed the Milan ecclesiastical conflict with  Ambrosius of AD 385/86. This concerned the use of a church by the Arians, but it seems unlikely that she would have been able to pursue this alone [1. 170-173]. In any case this episode has resulted up to the present day in a negative image of I…

Moderator

(112 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Late antique collective term for those provincial governors who held the title of v ir clarissimus (Cod. Theod. 1,10,8 et passim), similar to rector or iudex. It was Justinian who in AD 535 first used moderator as a genuine official title for the governors of particular provinces with the rank of spectabilis (Court titles; Moderator Iustinianus Helenoponti, Nov. 28, Phoniciae ad Libanum, Edict. 4, Arabiae, Nov. 102). This last had civil and military authority. Occasionally moderator is also found as the title of officials who were not governors, includin…

Pinianus

(224 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Praefectus urbi Romae AD 385-387 Praefectus urbi Romae AD 385-387, P. was sent as a legate to emperor Valentinianus II by the senate in 395 with Postumianus to seek assistance with regard to a rise in prices. The choice of another legate, Paulinus, proved contentious. Probably the father or uncle of P. [2]. PLRE 1, 702 (P. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Christian ascetic 4th/5th cent. Nephew or son of P. [1], in AD 396 AD at the age of 16 or 17  the younger Melania [2], who after the death of their two chil…

Cleodamus

(65 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Κλεόδαμος; Kleódamos). C. of Byzantium, commissioned by  Gallienus with strengthening the fortifications of the cities near the mouth of the Danube against the  Heruli in AD 267 (SHA Gall. 13,6). In the same year (not later under Claudius II) C. drove the Heruli from Athens, which they had conquered (Zon. 12,26, p. 151 Dindorf III). PIR2 C 1144. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Remigius

(68 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] From Mogontiacum (Mainz), rationarius of the mag. militum Silvanus in Gaul in AD 355, mag. officiorum of Valentinianus I c. 365-371; in this period he covered up the machinations of his brother-in-law Romanus in Africa. This and the usurpation of the Moor Firmus [3] led to his dismissal. In 373, when his misdeeds were discovered, R. hanged himself. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography Clauss 186 f.  PLRE 1, 763.

Mascezel

(87 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Christian son of the Moorish king Nubel; in AD 374 he supported the unsuccessful attempt at usurpation by his brother Firmus [3] against Valentinian I. In 397 he fled to Italy to escape his other brother Gildo, who had tried to kill him and had had his sons killed. In 398, under Stilicho's command, he fought against Gildo and won (allegedly through a miracle) despite numerical inferiority. He is said to have been drowned by Stilicho shortly afterwards.PLRE 1, 566. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Lampadius

(144 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] From 398 AD praefectus urbis Romae Praef. urbis Romae for around two months early in AD 398; his task was to enforce the conscription of slaves as recruits for the conflict with Gildo (Symmachus, Ep. 6,64; 8,63; 65); after the expulsion of Symmachus, L. restored order in Rome. Perhaps identical to L. [2]. PLRE 2, 654f. (L. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Senator, early 5th cent. AD Senator, protested in AD 408 against the agreement concluded by Stilicho with Alaricus [2], whereby the latter would receive 4,0…

Mariades

(73 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Μαριάδης; Mariádes). Citizen and councillor of Antioch on the Orontes. M. was excluded from the boulḗ for embezzlement of public funds. He fled to the Persian Empire and betrayed the city when it was invaded by Sapor c. AD 260. Sapor had him executed shortly afterwards. Or. Sib. 13, 89-102; SHA Tyr. Trig. 2,2-3; Amm. Marc. 23,5,3; Zos. 1,27; 3,32,5; Ioh. Mal. 12,295-296. PIR2 M 273. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Nannienus

(142 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Comes rei militaris of Valentinianus I, fought the Saxons in 370 AD. In 378, together with the comes domesticorum Mallobaudes in the service of Gratianus [2], he defeated the Alamanni (Lentienses) at Argentaria (near Colmar; Amm. Marc. 31,10,6f.). Because he was of the same rank ( pari potestate) as Mallobaudes, he may have been comes utriusque Germaniae. He is probably identical with the magister militum Nanninus who in 388, together with Quintinus, as Magnus Maximus's [7] general took over the guardianship of the latter's son Victor, defeated the Franks in the silva …

Laeta

(149 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Second wife of the emperor Gratianus [2] from AD 383 on Second wife of the emperor Gratianus [2], whom she married in AD 383. Following his death shortly afterwards, L. lived on as a widow at Rome, where she used her own funds to help alleviate the famine during Alaricus' [2] siege in 409 (Zos. 5,39,4). PLRE 1,492 (L. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Clarissima femina, addressee of Jerome's epist. 107 Clarissima femina, daughter of one Albinus, wife of Toxotius, daughter-in-law of the elder Paula, sister-in-law of E…

Perfectissimus

(259 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (or vir perfectissimus, Greek διασημότατος/ diasēmótatos). From no later than the time of Marcus [2] Aurelius (AD 161-180) onward honorary predicate and title of rank for equites above the rank of egregius ( vir egregius ), but under eminentissimus . Initially it was conferred on a person without relation to any particular office. Before Diocletianus (284-305) the title is recorded for e.g. praefectus [3] vigilum, praefectus [12] annonae and praefectus Aegypti , procuratores a rationibus ( procurator ) and praesides ( praeses ). In the beginn…

Primicerius

(152 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Literally 'the first' ( primus) on the 'wax tablet' ( cera) of a roster, primicerius describes the head of an office ( officium) or section in military and civil Roman departments (Chancellery). There were primicerii, for example, for the domestici et protectores ( domesticus ), the duces ( dux ), the scholae and fabricae of the magister officiorum , among the offices at court [C], and in the central administration and the schola notariorum. The rank of a primicerius depended on his activities. The primicerius sacri cubiculi, who was subordinate to the praepositus sacri …

Invictus

(171 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (‘the undefeated’, ‘invincible’). Epithet of Roman emperors since  Commodus. Already in the Republican period, this epithet was occasionally bestowed on victorious military leaders (e.g.  Cornelius [I 71] Scipio), It is known that  Traianus [1] bore the Greek epithet ἀνίκητος/ aníkētos (of the same meaning). Commodus was the first to turn it into a permanent imperial epithet; this must be understood in the context of his veneration of  Hercules. Only with the Severans ( Severan dynasty) did Invictus lose this connotation and referred to the triumphancy …

Vetranio

(140 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Roman emperor 1 March - 25 December AD 350, of lowly origin from Upper Pannonia, worked his way up to magister peditum under Constantinus [1] and Constans [1]. When Magnentius was proclaimed emperor, V. was in Illyricum. At the request of Constantina, he allowed himself to be proclaimed emperor in order to prevent his army siding with Magnentius, and was recognized by Constantius [2]. Since the latter's support was too weak, however, V. formed an alliance with Magnentius, but minted no coins with Mag…

Proximus

(113 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] ('the next') was applied in the imperial scrinia (Scrinium) of Late Antiquity to an official nearest to a magister. The length of service of the proximi gradually became limited to a year. From c. 380 AD onwards proximi belonged to the viri spectabiles (Spectabilis), from 400 they were given the rank of senator on retirement, with certain privileges such as exemption from an expensive praetorship. In the early Imperial Period there were freedmen of the emperor, in various administrative positions with the title proximus; they could rise as high as procurator . Groß-Alben…

Germanianus

(127 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Decimius G. Official under Constantius II Under Constantius II he was consularis of the province Baetica (CIL II 2206). In AD 361, he was temporarily praefectus praetorio Galliarum in place of Nebridius, who had refused to give allegiance to Julian, and then again in 363-366 (Amm. Marc. 21,8,1; 26,5,5). PLRE 1, 392 (G. 4). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Comes sacrarum largitionum at the court of Valentinian I Comes sacrarum largitionum at the court of Valentinian I in AD 366-368 (Cod. Theod. 7,7,1; Cod. Iust. 11,62…

Tractatores

(121 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Greek τρακτευταί/ trakteutaí). Accounting official, primarily in the financial administration, which came under the praefectus praetorio , first attested in a 468 AD law of the emperor Leo [4] I (Cod.  Just. Epit. 10,23,3,3). In the provinces they were responsible for the annual notification of the amount and use of taxes, supervised the collection and passing on of all tax demands and saw to the recovery of financial arrears; for this they also received armed assistance when needed. They were selected by the heads of the office. Negligence by tractatores attracted …

Serena

(127 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Born c. AD 365 in Spain, daughter of Honorius [2], niece of Theodosius I, who held in great esteem the highly educated S., adopted her after the death of her father in 379(?) and in 384 married her to Stilicho. Children of this marriage were Maria [I 3], Eucherius [2] and Thermantia. S. gained significant influence at the court of Honorius [3], who she had cared for when he was a child. In 408 she came into opposition with Stilicho but nevertheless fell into disgrace when he was ki…

Spectabilis

(163 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (or vir spectabilis, Greek períbleptos, also spektabílios). Senatorial title, coined in Late Antiquity, for officials ranking second to the illustres (Illustris vir), originally used in the sense of admirabilis ('admirable'), from the middle of the 2nd cent. also to describe prominent persons. The title is first recorded in AD 365 (Cod. Theod. 7,6,1); the usage initially fluctuated considerably between illustres, spectabiles and clarissimi (Vir clarissimus) and seems not to have been unequivocally fixed until c. 400. The first to be given the title were the p rocon…

Oclatinius

(169 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] M. O. Adventus. Born before AD 160, he came from very humble circumstances and according to Cassius Dio could not read (79,14,1). Under Septimius Severus, O. rose through lowly military positions to the position of princeps peregrinorum and then transferred to the administrative service. In 205-207 p rocurator of Britain under L. Alfen(i)us [2] Senecio [1. no. 1234]. Under Caracalla he was praefectus praetorio together with M. Opellius Macrinus (Herodian. 4,14,2; Cod. Just. Epit. 9,51,1). He went to Mesopotamia with Caracal…

Praeses

(159 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (literally: 'chairman/president') initially used in 2nd and 3rd cents. AD as a special honorific Latin title for governors, later becoming established in official usage for an equestrian procurator . Subsequently, in the wake of the administrative reorganization under Diocletian and Constantine [1] I, it became a special title for the lowest group of provincial governors after the consularis and corrector , esp. in the many newly created small provinces. The ranking hierarchy, however, was subject to changes. In the Notitia dignitatum , 40 praesides are mentio…

Thermantia

(154 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Mother of Theodosius [II 2] I, 4th cent. AD Mother of Theodosius [II 2] I; died before AD 389/391. PLRE 1, 909 no. 1. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Niece of Theodosius [II 2] I, c. AD 400 Granddaughter of T. [1], adopted, with her sister Serena, into the family of her uncle Theodosius [II 2] the Great before AD 384 and treated as an adopted daughter (Claud., Laus Serenae 105-109; 118; 187; Aur. Vict. Epit. Caes. 48,1); married to a high-ranking officer. PLRE 1, 909 no. 2. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [3…

Flacilla

(97 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Aelia Flavia F. First wife of the emperor Theodosius I; three children were born of the marriage contracted in c. AD 376: the later emperors  Arcadius and  Honorius as well as  Pulcheria. In 379 F. was appointed Augusta. The committed supporter of Nicene Christianity (Sozom. Hist. eccl. 7,6; Theod. Hist. eccl. 5,19) was considered pious and charitable. When she died in 386 in Skotumis (Thrace), Gregorius [2] of Nyssa held the funerary oration (PG 46, 877-892). Her statue was erected in the Senate building (Them. Or. 19,228b). PLRE 1, 341f. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Fr…

Helpidius

(274 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Vicarius urbis Romae, 321-324 AD In AD 321-324 vicarius urbis Romae (Cod. Theod. 2,8,1; 16,2,5; 13,5,4; Cod. Iust. 8,10,6 calls him agens vicem praefectorum praetorio). In 329 he was still the recipient of laws (Cod. Theod. 9,21,4; 13,5,4); as such a long period in office as a vicarius would have been unusual, we should assume that he held a higher office in the meantime, perhaps that he was praefectus praetorio Italiae. PLRE 1, 413 (H. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Claudius H. Praefectus praetorio Orientis 360-361 AD Paphlagon…

Palatini

(386 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] The term 'palatini' was used since the 4th cent. AD as a designation for those serving in a military or civil capacity at court ( palatium) or in close association with it. Among the palatini of the militia armata were the soldiers of the scholae palatinae and also those of the elite troops first attested in 365, but probably already separated from the comitatenses around 320. We know from the notitia dignitatum of 157 units of palatini, most of whom came under the jurisdiction of the magistri militum praesentales ( magister militum ); however, in the…

Magister officiorum

(1,248 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] A. Origin of the office An office of late antiquity created by Constantinus [1] I, which was among the highest in the Roman empire (Not. Dign. Or. 11; Not. Dign. Occ. 9), attested for the first time in AD 320 (Cod. Theod. 16,10,1). The great imperial chancelleries ( scrinium ) of the magister memoriae, magister epistularum and magister libellorum and lesser palace officials, such as admissionales, interpretes, mensores ( mensor ), decani ( decanius ), stratores, cursores, lampadarii , and notarii ( notarius ) were first of all probably mandated to the magister officiorum

Minervius

(112 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Consul before AD 370/1 Consular before AD 370/1; at this time a member of a Senate deputation to the court of Valentinianus I, protesting against the use of torture on senators; possibly the M. of Trier mentioned by Symmachus (ep. 4,30) ( Augusta Treverorum). PLRE 1, 603, 1. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Official, around AD 395 Possibly a son of M. [1]. probably magister epistularum in AD 394/5, thereafter active in Gaul; comes rerum privatarum in 397/8, comes sacrarum largitionum in 398/9; addressee of several letters of S…

Promotus

(105 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Flavius P., possibly comes Africae before AD 386, magister militum 386-391; defeated the Greuthungi in the lower reaches of the Danube as magister peditum per Thracias in 386; magister equitum 388-391. P. led the cavalry against Magnus Maximus [II 7] in 388, became consul in 389 and extricated Theodosius I [II 2] from a difficult military position in 391. A fierce conflict with Rufinus [II 3] led to fighting in the consistorium and, in 391, probably also to P.' death in Thrace in an ambush allegedly instigated by Rufinus. His tw…

Princeps castrorum

(79 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] PC peregrinorum or princeps peregrinorum was the designation of the highest-ranking centurio in the frumentarii stationed at Rome in the castra peregrina. Until the late 2nd cent. AD, the PC had no further opportunity for promotion, but from the 3rd cent. on, he could attain the highest offices of state (governor, praefectus praetorio ) (Cass. Dio 78,14; CIL VIII 2529; ILS 1372). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography A. von Domaszewski, Die Rangordnung des römischen Heeres, 21967.

Pinianus

(216 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Praefectus urbi Romae 385-387 n. Chr. 385-387 n.Chr. praefectus urbi Romae, vom Senat 395 mit Postumianus zum Gesandten an Kaiser Valentinianus II. bestellt, um wegen einer Teuerung Hilfe zu erbitten. Um die Wahl eines weiteren Gesandten Paulinus kam es zum Streit. Wahrscheinlich Vater oder Onkel von P. [2]. PLRE 1, 702 (P. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] christl. Asket 4./5. Jh. Neffe oder Sohn von P. [1], 396 n.Chr. im Alter von 16 oder 17 J. mit der jüngeren Melania [2] verheiratet, die ihn nach dem…

Praeses

(146 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (wörtlich: “Vorsitzender”) wurde im 2. und 3. Jh. n. Chr. als lat. Titel zuerst zur bes. Ehrung von Statthaltern gebraucht, setzte sich dann im amtlichen Sprachgebrauch zunächst für ritterliche procuratores durch und wurde im Gefolge der Neuordnung der Verwaltung unter Diocletianus und Constantinus [1] I. zum Sondertitel für die unterste Gruppe der Provinzstatthalter nach den consulares und correctores , v. a. in den vielen kleinen neugeschaffenen Prov.; allerdings wechselte die Rangstufenfolge. In der Notitia dignitatum sind für …

Nicentius

(128 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Amtsträger unter Hermogenes, 358 n.Chr. Nach Bekleidung anderer, unbekannter Ämter 358 n.Chr. consularis Syriae; vom praef. praet. Hermogenes [10] wegen Versäumnissen bei der Versorgung des Heeres in Callinicum mit einer Geldstrafe belegt und entlassen; evtl. erhielt N. 360 ein neues Amt vom comes Orientis Modestus [2]. Von Libanios war N. hochgeschätzt (Lib. epist. 122; 193). PLRE 1, 628 Nr. 1. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Amtsträger im 4. Jh. n.Chr. Tribunus et notarius, lebte in Mediolanum/Mailand, wo er von …

Helpidius

(236 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] vicarius urbis Romae, 321-324 n. Chr. 321-324 n.Chr. vicarius urbis Romae (Cod. Theod. 2,8,1; 16,2,5; 13,5,4; Cod. Iust. 8,10,6 nennt ihn agens vicem praefectorum praetorio). Noch 329 ist er Adressat von Gesetzen (Cod. Theod. 9,21,4; 13,5,4); da eine so lange Amtszeit als vicarius ungewöhnlich wäre, ist anzunehmen, daß er inzwischen ein höheres Amt innehatte, vielleicht praefectus praetorio Italiae war. PLRE 1, 413 (H. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Claudius H. praefectus praetorio Orientis 360-361 n. Chr. Paphlagon…

Laeta

(142 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Zweite Frau des Kaisers Gratianus [2] seit 383 n. Chr. Zweite Frau des Kaisers Gratianus [2] seit 383 n.Chr. Nach dessen kurz darauf erfolgten Tod lebte L. als Witwe in Rom, wo sie während der Belagerung durch Alaricus [2] 409 mit eigenen Mitteln half, die Hungersnot zu lindern (Zos. 5,39,4). PLRE 1,492 (L. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Clarissima femina, Adressatin von epist. 107 des Hieronymus Clarissima femina, Tochter eines Albinus, Frau des Toxotius, Schwiegertochter der älteren Paula, Schwägerin der…

Lampadius

(135 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] praefectus urbis Romae, Anf. 398 n. Chr. Anf. 398 n.Chr. für etwa zwei Monate praef. urbis Romae, sollte die Gestellung von Sklaven als Rekruten für den Kampf gegen Gildo forcieren (Symm. epist. 6,64; 8,63; 65); nach der Vertreibung des Symmachus stellte L. die Ordnung in Rom wieder her. Vielleicht identisch mit L. [2]. PLRE 2, 654f. (L. 1). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Senator, Anfang 5. Jh. n. Chr. Senator, protestierte 408 n.Chr. gegen den von Stilicho mit Alaricus [2] geschlossenen Vertrag, wonach dieser …

Mascezel

(75 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Christ, Sohn des Maurenkönigs Nubel; unterstützte 374 n.Chr. die Usurpation seines Bruders Firmus [3] gegen Valentinianus I., die aber scheiterte. 397 floh er vor seinem anderen Bruder Gildo, der versucht hatte, ihn umzubringen, und seine Söhne töten ließ, nach Italien. 398 kämpfte er im Auftrag Stilichos gegen Gildo und gewann (angeblich durch ein Wunder) trotz zahlenmäßiger Unterlegenheit. Bald danach soll er von Stilicho ertränkt worden sein. PLRE 1, 566. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Moderator

(97 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] In der Spätant. zusammenfassende Bezeichnung für die Prov.-Statthalter, die mit dem Clarissimat ( vir clarissimus ) versehen waren (Cod. Theod. 1,10,8 u.ö.), ähnlich rector, iudex. Von Iustinianus wurde 535 n. Chr der m. erstmals als wirklicher Amtstitel für Statthalter bestimmter Prov. im Rang eines spectabilis (Hoftitel) verwendet ( m. Iustinianus Helenoponti, Nov. 28, Phoniciae ad Libanum, Edict. 4, Arabiae, Nov. 102); dieser hatte Zivil- und Militärgewalt. Gelegentlich findet man m. auch als Titel nichtstatthalterlicher Beamter und sogar des K…

Makrina

(94 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Geb. um 327 n.Chr., Schwester von Basileios [1] d.Gr., Petros von Sebaste und Gregorios [2] von Nyssa. Tochter des Rhetors Basileios und der Emmelia, Enkelin der älteren M. (ca. 270-ca. 340). M. lebte nach dem Tod ihres Bräutigams auf einem Familienbesitz am Iris in Pontos ein asketisches Leben; gest. um 380. Ihr Bruder Gregorios schrieb eine Biographie M.s ( Vita M. iunioris; Greg. Nyss. opera ascetica 8,1, p. 370-414) und ließ sie in seinem Werk De anima et resurrectione (PG 46, 12-160) als Lehrmeisterin seine theolog. Fragen beantworten. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten…

Mariades

(63 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Μαριάδης). Bürger und Ratsherr von Antiocheia am Orontes; wurde wegen Veruntreuung öffentlicher Gelder aus der bulḗ ausgeschlossen, flüchtete ins Perserreich und verriet die Stadt beim Einfall des Sapor um 260 n.Chr. Dieser ließ ihn bald darauf hinrichten. Or. Sib. 13, 89-102; SHA Trig. tyr. 2,2-3; Amm. 23,5,3; Zos. 1,27; 3,32,5; Ioh. Mal. 12,295-296. PIR2 M 273. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Quintinus

(63 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] war magister equitum per Gallias unter Magnus Maximus [7], der ihm 387 n. Chr. seinen Sohn Victor anvertraute. Q. fiel 388 bei einem gegen den Rat des Nannienus bei Neuß unternommenen Vorstoß auf rechtsrheinisches Gebiet. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography PLRE 1, 760  P. Richardot, Un dèsastre romain peu connu sur le Rhin, in: Riv. storica dell' antichità 25, 1995, 111-130.

Promotus

(100 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Flavius P., evtl. comes Africae vor 386 n. Chr., 386-391 magister militum; besiegte als magister peditum per Thracias 386 die Greuthungi an der unteren Donau, 388-391 magister equitum. P. führte 388 die Reiterei gegen Magnus Maximus [7], wurde 389 Consul und befreite 391 Theodosius I. aus einer schwierigen mil. Lage. Sein heftiger Konflikt mit Rufinus [3] führte zu Tätlichkeiten im consistorium und noch 391 wohl auch zum Tod des P. in Thrakien in einem angeblich von Rufinus veranlaßten Hinterhalt. Seine beiden Söhne wur…

Montius Magnus

(64 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Stammte aus Afrika, um 350 n.Chr. proconsul von Konstantinopel, 351-353 quaestor sacri palatii des Constantius [5] Gallus; als er in dessen Streit mit dem praef. praet. Domitianus [3] Einfluß auf die Leibwächter zu nehmen versuchte, wurde er durch die von Gallus aufgehetzten Soldaten ermordet (Amm. 14,7,12-14; 9,4; 11,17; Philostorgios 3,28; PLRE 1, 535-536, 11; 1, 608). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Iustina

(130 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Röm. Kaiserin, in zweiter Ehe mit Valentinianus I. verheiratet, Mutter Valentinianus' II. Weitere Kinder: Iusta, Grata, Galla [2]. Sie hing der arianischen Glaubensrichtung an und soll hinter dem Mailänder Kirchenstreit mit Ambrosius von 385/86 n.Chr. gestanden haben, in dem es um die Nutzung einer Kirche durch die Arianer ging, doch muß bezweifelt werden, ob sie allein dies hätte betreiben können [1. 170-173]. Jedenfalls hat diese Episode bis heute zu einem negativen Bild der I.…

Princeps castrorum

(71 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Als p.c. peregrinorum oder p. peregrinorum wurde der ranghöchste centurio der in Rom in den castra peregrina stationierten frumentarii bezeichnet. Bis zum E. des 2. Jh. n. Chr. hatte dieser p.c. keine weiteren Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten, ab dem 3. Jh. jedoch konnte er höchste Staatsämter (Statthalter, praefectus praetorio ) erreichen (Cass. Dio 78,14; CIL VIII 2529; ILS 1372). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography A. von Domaszewski, Die Rangordnung des röm. Heeres, 21967.

Germanianus

(111 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Decimius G. Amtsträger unter Constantius II. Unter Constantius II. war er consularis der Provinz Baetica (CIL II 2206), 361 n.Chr. zeitweise praefectus praetorio Galliarum anstelle von Nebridius, der Iulianus die Gefolgschaft verweigert hatte, dann erneut 363-366 (Amm. 21,8,1; 26,5,5). PLRE 1, 392 (G. 4). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Comes sacrarum largitionum am Hof des Valentinianus I. Comes sacrarum largitionum am Hof des Valentinianus I. 366-368 n.Chr. (Cod. Theod. 7,7,1; Cod. Iust. 11,62,3) und …

Mittendarii

(130 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Beamte im Stab des comes sacrarum largitionum und des comes rerum privatarum ( comes ), sie gehörten also zu den palatini . Ihre Aufgabe bestand in erster Linie darin, als Boten Aufträge in den Prov. zu erledigen. Bezeugt sind sie erst unter Theodosius I., der ihre Rangverhältnisse und Gehälter festlegte (Cod. Theod. 6,30,2; Tabelle bei [1. 124]), aber verm. gab es sie schon früher. Der Aufstiegsturnus betrug zunächst zwei J., im 5. Jh.n.Chr. ein J. Im 6. Jh. ist eine schola mittendariorum des praef. praet. Africae bekannt (Cod. Iust. 1,27,30). Der Unterschied zum si…

Magnentius

(328 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Flavius Magnus M., Usurpator, röm. Kaiser 350-353 n.Chr. Geb. ca. 303 in Amiens, nichtröm. Herkunft, nicht Christ. M. schlug eine mil. Laufbahn ein und brachte es bis zum comes . Der comes rerum privatarum Marcellinus [5] stachelte ihn zur Verschwörung gegen Constans [1] auf: Am 18.1.350 erhob sich M. in Autun (Aur. Vict. epit. Caes. 42; Zos. 2,42); Constans wurde erschlagen. Bereits E. Februar wurde M. in Oberitalien, dann im ganzen Westen und in Africa als Kaiser anerkannt. Im Donauraum sche…

Perfectissimus

(228 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (bzw. vir p., griech. διασημότατος/ diasēmótatos). Spätestens seit Marcus [2] Aurelius (161-180 n.Chr.) Ehrenprädikat und Rangtitel für Ritter über dem Rang des egregius ( vir egregius ), aber unter dem des eminentissimus . Die Verleihung erfolgte zunächst persönlich und ohne Bindung an ein bestimmtes Amt. Vor Diocletianus (284-305) ist der Titel unter anderem belegt für praefectus [3] vigilum, praefectus [12] annonae und praefectus Aegypti , procuratores a rationibus ( procurator ) und praesides ( praeses ). Seit etwa 250 n.Chr. wurd…

Kleodamos

(59 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Κλεόδαμος). K. aus Byzanz, von Gallienus mit der Verstärkung der Befestigungen der Städte an der Donaumündung gegen die Heruli 267 n.Chr. beauftragt (SHA Gall. 13,6). Noch im gleichen J. (nicht erst unter Claudius II.) vertrieb K. diese aus Athen, das sie erobert hatten (Zon. 12,26, p. 151 Dindorf III). PIR2 C 1144. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)

Proximus

(102 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (“der nächste”) hieß in den spätant. kaiserlichen scrinia ( scrinium ) der dem magister nächststehende Beamte. Die Dienstzeit der proximi wurde nach und nach auf ein Jahr begrenzt. Seit ca. 380 n. Chr. gehörten die p. zu den viri spectabiles ( spectabilis ), seit 400 erhielten sie beim Ausscheiden Senatorenrang mit gewissen Privilegien wie der Befreiung von der aufwendigen Praetur. In der frühen Kaiserzeit gab es Freigelassene des Kaisers mit dem Titel p. in unterschiedlichen Verwaltungsämtern; sie konnten zum procurator aufsteigen. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten …

Palatini

(344 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Der Begriff p. diente seit dem 4. Jh.n.Chr. als Bezeichnung für am Hof ( palatium) oder doch in enger Beziehung zu diesem in mil. oder ziviler Stellung Dienende. Zu den p. der militia armata gehörten die Soldaten der scholae palatinae , außerdem die der erstmals 365 bezeugten, aber wohl schon um 320 von den comitatenses geschiedenen Elitetruppen. Aus der Notitia dignitatum kennen wir 157 Einheiten der p., von denen die meisten den magistri militum praesentales ( magister militum ) unterstanden; allerdings gab es im Laufe der Zeit mehrfa…

Magister officiorum

(1,034 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] A. Entstehung der Ämter Von Constantinus [1] I. geschaffenes spätant. Amt, das zu den höchsten des röm. Reiches zählte (Not. dign. or. 11; Not. dign. occ. 9); erstmals bezeugt 320 n.Chr. (Cod. Theod. 16,10,1). Dem m.o., der ständiges Mitglied des consistorium war, waren wohl zunächst die großen kaiserlichen Kanzleien ( scrinium ) des magister memoriae, magister epistularum und magister libellorum und niedrigere Palastbeamte wie admissionales, interpretes, mensores ( mensor ), decani ( decanius ), stratores, cursores, lampadarii sowie notarii ( notarius

Oclatinius

(159 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] M. O. Adventus. Geb. vor 160 n.Chr., kam aus sehr niedrigen Verhältnissen und konnte laut Cassius Dio nicht lesen (79,14,1). O. stieg unter Septimius Severus über niedrige mil. Ämter zum princeps peregrinorum auf und trat dann in den Verwaltungsdienst über. 205-207 procurator von Britannia unter L. Alfen(i)us [2] Senecio [1. Nr. 1234]. Unter Caracalla zusammen mit M. Opellius Macrinus praefectus praetorio (Herodian. 4,14,2; Cod. Iust. 9,51,1). Er ging mit Caracalla nach Mesopotamien und wurde nach dessen Ermordung von d…

Mercurinus

(98 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (besser bekannt als Auxentius von Durostorum in Moesia). Schüler des Gotenbischofs Ulfila, vielleicht selbst Gote. M. mußte 380 n.Chr. nach dem Edikt des Theodosius I. über die Rückgabe der Kirchen an die Orthodoxen seinen Bischofssitz aufgeben. Kurz darauf wurde er zum arianischen Bischof von Mailand geweiht (Arianismus). Er war Gegner des Ambrosius; er besaß großen Einfluß am Hof Valentinianus' II. Erh. ist seine Schrift ‘Vom Leben und Tod des Ulfila ( De vita et obitu Ulfilae). (PL Suppl. 1, 703-707). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliograph…

Nannienus

(133 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Comes rei militaris des Valentinianus I., kämpfte 370 n.Chr. gegen die Sachsen. 378 besiegte er gemeinsam mit dem comes domesticorum Mallobaudes im Dienst des Gratianus [2] die Alamannen (Lentienses) bei Argentaria (nahe Colmar; Amm. 31,10,6f.). Da er gleichrangig ( pari potestate) mit Mallobaudes war, war er vielleicht comes utriusque Germaniae. Er ist wohl identisch mit dem magister militum Nanninus, der 388 gemeinsam mit Quintinus als Feldherr des Magnus Maximus [7] die Vormundschaft für dessen Sohn Victor übernahm, die Franken im K…

Flacilla

(87 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Aelia Flavia F. Erste Frau des Kaisers Theodosius I.; aus der ca. 376 n.Chr. geschlossenen Ehe gingen drei Kinder hervor: die späteren Kaiser Arcadius und Honorius sowie Pulcheria. 379 wurde F. zur Augusta ernannt. Die überzeugte Anhängerin des nicaenischen Christentums (Soz. 7,6; Theod. hist. eccl. 5,19) galt als fromm und mildtätig. Als sie 386 in Skotumis (Thrakien) starb, hielt Gregorios [2] von Nyssa die Leichenrede (PG 46, 877-892). Ihre Statue wurde im Senatsgebäude aufgestellt (Them. or. 19,228b). PLRE 1, 341f. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Ma…

Primicerius

(146 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Wörtlich “der erste” ( primus) auf der “Wachstafel” ( cera), einer Stammrolle, bezeichnet p. den Vorsteher eines Büros ( officium) oder einer Abteilung in mil. und zivilen röm. Dienststellen (Kanzlei). Primicerii gab es u. a. bei den domestici et protectores ( domesticus ), den duces ( dux ), in den scholae und fabricae des magister officiorum , unter den Ämtern am Hof (C.) und in der Zentralverwaltung sowie in der schola notariorum. Die Rangstufe des p. hing von seiner Tätigkeit ab. Sehr angesehen war der dem praepositus sacri cubiculi unterstellte p. sacri cubiculi. Pr…

Marina

(117 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] M. Severa Mutter des Kaisers Gratianus, um 370 n.Chr. Erste Gemahlin Valentinianus' I., Mutter des Kaisers Gratianus [2], dessen Erhebung zum Augustus sie förderte; noch vor 370 n.Chr. wegen eines Betruges vom Hof entfernt und geschieden, 375 von Gratianus an den Hof zurückgerufen. PLRE I, 828, 2. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Jüngste Tochter des Arcadius und der Eudoxia, 403-449 n.Chr. Jüngste Tochter des Arcadius und der Eudoxia [1], geb. 403, gest. 449 n.Chr.; erbaute einen Palast in Konstantinopel; …

Remigius

(65 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Aus Mogontiacum (Mainz), 355 n. Chr. rationarius des mag. militum Silvanus in Gallien, ca. 365-371 mag. officiorum Valentinianus' I.; er deckte in dieser Zeit die Machenschaften seines Schwagers Romanus in Africa. Dies und die Usurpation des Mauren Firmus [3] führten zu seiner Ablösung. 373 erhängte sich R., als seine Verfehlungen aufgedeckt wurden. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography Clauss 186 f.  PLRE 1, 763.

Minervius

(100 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Consul vor 370/1 n.Chr Consular vor 370/1 n.Chr.; zu dieser Zeit Mitglied einer Senatsgesandtschaft an den Hof Valentinianus' I., um gegen den Einsatz der Folter bei Senatoren zu protestieren; vielleicht der bei Symmachus (ep. 4,30) erwähnte M. aus Trier (Augusta Treverorum). PLRE 1, 603, 1. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Amtsträger, um 395 n.Chr. Vielleicht Sohn von M. [1]. 394/5 n.Chr. wohl magister epistularum, dann in Gallien tätig; 397/8 comes rerum privatarum, 398/9 comes sacrarum largitionum; Adressat mehrere…

Galla

(598 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] First wife of Julius Constantinus [4] 1st half 4th cent. AD First wife of Julius Constantius [4], a son of emperor Constantius [5] I. She was mother of Constantius Gallus, Caesar from AD 351-354 (Amm. Marc. 14,11,27). PLRE 1, 382 (G. 1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [German version] [2] Youngest daughter of Valentinianus I Youngest daughter of  Valentinianus I, sister of Valentinianus II. In AD 387 she fled, together with him and her mother Iustina, from the usurper Maximus to Constantinople, where she married Theodosius I (their da…

Faustina

(799 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Annia Galeria Aurelia F. Daughter of Marcus Arelius, born after AD 151 Daughter of Marcus Aurelius and F. [3]. Born probably AD 151 [1. 108, 247; 2. 161], married to Cn. Claudius [II 62] Severus, cos. II 173. Her son was Ti. Claudius [II 65] Severus Proculus, cos. ord. 200. PIR2 C 1028. Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography 1 A. R. Birley, Marcus Aurelius, 21988 2 W. Ameling, Die Kinder des Marc Aurel..., in: ZPE 90, 1992, 147-166. [German version] [2] Annia Galeria F. Wife of Antoninus Pius Wife of Emperor  Antoninus [1] Pius. Daughter of  Annius [II 15] Verus, cos. III A…

Licinianus

(201 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] [- - - ] L. Cos. Suff. between 149 and 160 AD Senator, whose funerary inscription has been preserved in CIL VI 1441 = XIV 2927 = VI Suppl. VIII Add. ad 1441. After commanding a legion and holding another office he became governor of Aquitania and consul suffectus under Antoninus Pius, between c. AD 149 and 160. Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography Alföldy, Konsulat, 193 PIR2 L 169. [German version] [2] Lucius (Valerius) L. Friend of Martial, from Bilbilis From Bilbilis, like his friend, the poet Martial; a friend of Licinius [II 25] Sura as well. He was a w…

Rationibus, a

(342 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Head of the central financial administration of the Roman Emperor and his subordinates. In the financial administration of the princeps, at first privately organised and evolving already under Augustus, the entire system of revenues and expenditures was initially managed by a single freedman. His title a rationibus is first attested for the reign of Tiberius; but the freedmen who managed the breviarium totius imperii for Augustus (Suet. Aug. 101,4) were probably already called like this. The functional importance of the department lent consid…

Sebastianus

(317 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Senior officer, 2nd half of the 4th cent. A senior officer during the 2nd half of the 4th cent. AD. From 356 to 358 as dux Aegypti he was ordered to proceed against the followers of Athanasius (Athan. Hist. Ar. 59-63; 72; cf. Lib. Ep. 318; 520). On 24 December358 he drove them from the churches (Historia acephala 2,4). From 363 to 378 he was comes rei militaris, in 363 took part in the Persian campaign of Iulianus [11] Apostata (Amm. Marc. 23,3,5), and in 368 in the operation of Valentinianus I against the Alamanni (Amm. Marc. 27,10,6). After …

Olympius

(422 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ὀλύμπιος; Olýmpios). [German version] [1] Court doctor of Constantine [2] II, 4th cent. Doctor, friend (and pupil) of Libanius, whom he treated in AD 354 for pains in the head and kidneys. In the two years that followed he visited Rome from where he returned to Constantinople and became court physician to Constantine [2] II (Lib. Ep. 51; 65; 353; 534; 539). Nutton, Vivian (London) [German version] [2] Office bearer (4th cent. AD) O. of Antioch, around AD 355 consularis Macedoniae, senator first in Rome, then (from 358) in Constantinople where in 361 he achieved exemption from munera ( munu…

Gerontius

(304 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Armenian, about AD 350, had great influence at the court in Constantinople Armenian, held his first office in the imperial administration in AD 356-357 (Lib. Ep. 538 Foerster), praefectus Aegypti in 361-362. In 364-365 (without office) he had great influence at the court in Constantinople (Lib. Ep. 1484 etc.). PLRE 1, 393 (G. 2). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Commander of the city of Tomi AD 384-387 Commander of the city of Tomi in AD 384-387. He had barbarians in Roman service executed for planning an assault…

Severinus

(237 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich)
[German version] [1] Pupil of Libanius, 4th cent. AD Pupil of Libanius, then lawyer, entered service at the Imperial court (AD 363?), was comes rerum privatarum to Theodosius I (AD 388-390), comes sacrarum largitionum in 391 and finally praef. urbi Constantinopolitanae in 398-399. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography P. Petit, Les étudiants de Libanius, 1956 PLRE 1, 830 f. (S. 3). [German version] [2] S. of Noricum Monk in Noricum ripense, 5th cent. d. 8.1.482 in the monastery of Favianis (Mautern on the Danube) which he had founded. His actual …

Iovinus

(274 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Flavius I. 361 AD magister equitum of Iulianus [11] In AD 361 Magister Equitum of  Iulianus [11] (Amm. Marc. 21,8,3; 22,3,1), in 363 Mag. Mil. per Gallias (Amm. Marc. 25,8,11; 10,6-17; 26,5,1-3). I. continued to hold these offices under Valentinianus and Valens. In 366 victory over the Alamanni on the upper Mosel (Amm. Marc. 27,2). He was consul in 367, and remained active in Gaul and Britain until 369. He was a Christian and built the church of Saint Agricola in Reims (CIL XIII 3256). PLRE 1, 462f. (F.I. 6). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) …

Pompeianus

(219 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Consul ord. in AD 209 Cos. ord. in AD 209. Identical with L. Aurellius Commodus P. (AE 1978, 733 = 1979, 560; RMD 1, 73; SEG 32, 1149). PIR2 P 568. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] Consul suff. in an unknown year Cos. suff. on 13 May of an unknown year (CIL XVI 127); it is possible that there is a connection with the P. who is mentioned in CIL VI 40646 as consul in about AD 212. PIR2 P 567; 569. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [3] Clodius P. (PIR2 P 570) see Clodius [II 12] Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [4] C. Gabinius Barbarus P. (PIR2 P 566) see Gabinius […

Mardonius

(427 words)

Author(s): Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Μαρδόνιος/ Mardónios < old Persian Marduniya). [German version] [1] Aristocratic Persian, son of Gobryas [3] Aristocratic Persian, son of the Gobryas [3] who plotted with Darius [1] I against Gaumāta (Gaubaruva; Hdt. 6,43,1 et passim) and a sister of Darius (Hdt. 7,5,1), grandson of M. [3. DB IV 84], husband of the daughter of Darius, Artazostra (Hdt. 6,43,1; [2. PFa 5,1f., 110, 118]) and father of Artontes (Hdt. 9,84,1). As a young man M. reorganized the political affairs of the Ionian cities on behalf of th…

Olympios

(366 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ὀλύμπιος). [English version] [1] Hofarzt Constantius' [2] II., 4. Jh. Arzt, Freund (und Schüler?) des Libanios, den er 354 n.Chr. wegen Kopf- und Nierenschmerzen behandelte. In den beiden darauffolgenden Jahren besuchte er Rom, von wo aus er nach Konstantinopolis zurückkehrte und Hofarzt von Constantius [2] II. wurde (Lib. epist. 51; 65; 353; 534; 539). Nutton, Vivian (London) [English version] [2] Amtsträger (4.Jh. n. Chr.) O. aus Antiocheia, um 355 n.Chr. consularis(?) Macedoniae, Senator erst in Rom, dann (ab 358) in Konstantinopel, wo er 361 Befreiung von munera ( munus

Mardonios

(369 words)

Author(s): Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Μαρδόνιος < altpers. Marduniya). [English version] [1] Vornehmer Perser, Sohn des Gobryas [3] Vornehmer Perser, Sohn des mit Dareios [1] I. gegen Gaumāta verschworenen Gobryas [3] (Gaubaruva; Hdt. 6,43,1 u.ö.) und einer Schwester des Dareios (Hdt. 7,5,1), Enkel des M. [3. DB IV 84], Gatte der Dareios-Tochter Artazostra (Hdt. 6,43,1; [2. PFa 5,1f., 110, 118]) und Vater des Artontes (Hdt. 9,84,1). Im Auftrag des Großkönigs ordnete er als junger Mann (Hdt. 6,43,1) nach der Niederschlagung des Ionischen Aufstan…

Pompeianus

(213 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Consul ord. im J. 209 n. Chr. Cos. ord. im J. 209 n. Chr. Identisch mit L. Aurellius Commodus P. (AE 1978, 733 = 1979, 560; RMD 1, 73; SEG 32, 1149). PIR2 P 568. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] Consul suff. eines unbekannten Jahres Cos. suff. am 13.5. eines unbekannten J. (CIL XVI 127); möglicherweise existiert ein Zusammenhang mit dem P., der in CIL VI 40646 als Consul um 212 n. Chr. genannt ist. PIR2 P 567; 569. Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [3] Clodius P. (PIR2 P 570) s. Clodius [II 12] Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [4] C. Gabinius Barbarus P. (PIR2 P 56…

Faustina

(730 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Annia Galeria Aurelia F. Tochter Marc Aurels, geb. nach 151 n. Chr. Tochter Marc Aurels und F.s [3]. Geb. wohl 151 n.Chr. [1. 108, 247; 2. 161], verheiratet mit Cn. Claudius [II 62] Severus, cos. II 173. Ihr Sohn war Ti. Claudius [II 65] Severus Proculus, cos. ord. 200. PIR2 C 1028. Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography 1 A.R. Birley, Marcus Aurelius, 21988 2 W. Ameling, Die Kinder des Marc Aurel..., in: ZPE 90, 1992, 147-166. [English version] [2] Annia Galeria F. Gemahlin des Antoninus Pius Gemahlin des Antoninus [1] Pius. Tochter des Annius [II 15] Verus, cos. III 126 n.…

Rationibus, a

(296 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Leiter der zentralen Finanzverwaltung der röm. Kaiser sowie dessen Untergebene. In der zunächst privat organisierten Finanzverwaltung des Princeps, die sich bereits unter Augustus entwickelte, leitete ursprünglich ein Freigelassener das gesamte Einnahmen- und Ausgabenwesen. Unter Tiberius ist für ihn zum ersten Mal die Funktionsbezeichnung a r. bezeugt; doch wurden verm. bereits die Freigelassenen, die für Augustus das breviarium totius imperii führten (Suet. Aug. 101,4), so genannt. Die sachliche Bed. des Bereichs verlieh seinem Leiter…

Iovinus

(250 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Flavius I. 361 n. Chr. magister equitum des Iulianus [11] 361 n.Chr. magister equitum des Iulianus [11] (Amm. 21,8,3; 22,3,1), 363 mag. mil. per Gallias (Amm. 25,8,11; 10,6-17; 26,5,1-3); I. behauptete seine Ämter auch unter Valentinianus und Valens; 366 Sieg über die Alamannen an der oberen Mosel (Amm. 27,2); 367 Consul; noch bis 369 war er in Gallien und Britannien tätig. Er war Christ und erbaute in Reims die Kirche des hl. Agricola (CIL XIII 3256). PLRE 1, 462f. (F.I. 6). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Gallischer Usurpato…

Macedonius

(143 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] magister officiorum 382 n.Chr. 381 n.Chr. comes sacrarum largitionum (Cod. Theod. 11,30,39), spätestens 382 magister officiorum . Er unterstützte die Priscillianisten (Priscillianus), was ihn in Gegensatz zu Ambrosius brachte. Flüchtige Mitglieder der Zwangskorporation der mancipes salinarum (“Salzpächter”) bewahrte er vor einer Anklage (Symm. rel. 44). Nach dem Tode des Gratianus [2] wurde er angeklagt und festgenommen (Symm. rel. 36), obwohl er versuchte, in eine Kirche zu flüchten. Über eine Verurteilung ist nichts bekannt. Groß-Albenhausen, Kir…

Galla

(565 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] Erste Gemahlin des Iulius Constantius [4] 1. Hälfte 4. Jh. n. Chr. Erste Gemahlin des Iulius Constantius [4], eines Sohnes des Kaisers Constantius [5] I. Sie war Mutter des Constantius Gallus, des Caesars von 351-354 n.Chr. (Amm. 14,11,27). PLRE 1, 382 (G. 1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [English version] [2] Jüngste Tochter des Valentinianus I. Jüngste Tochter des Valentinianus I., Schwester des Valentinianus II. 387 n.Chr. floh sie mit ihm und ihrer Mutter Iustina vor dem Usurpator Maximus nach Konstantinopel, wo sie Theodosius I…

Licinianus

(195 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] [1] [- - - ] L. Consul suff. zwischen 149 und 160 n. Chr. Senator, dessen Grabinschrift in CIL VI 1441 = XIV 2927 = VI Suppl. VIII Add. ad 1441 erhalten ist. Nach dem Legionskommando und einem weiteren Amt wurde er Statthalter von Aquitania und consul suffectus unter Antoninus Pius, etwa zw. 149 und 160 n.Chr. Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography Alföldy, Konsulat, 193  PIR2 L 169. [English version] [2] Lucius L. Freund von Martial, aus Bilbilis Aus Bilbilis stammend wie der Dichter Martial, mit dem er befreundet war; ebenso befreundet mit Licinius [II 25] Su…

Gerontius

(279 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Armenier um 350 n. Chr., hatte großen Einfluß am Hof in Konstantinopolis Armenier, 356/7 n.Chr. besaß er sein erstes Amt in der Reichsverwaltung (Lib. epist. 538 Foerster), praefectus Aegypti 361/2. 364/5 hatte er (ohne Amt) großen Einfluß am Hof in Konstantinopolis (Lib. epist. 1484 u.a.). PLRE 1, 393 (G. 2). Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Befehlshaber der Stadt Tomi 384-387 n.Chr. Befehlshaber der Stadt Tomi 384-387 n.Chr. Er ließ dort in röm. Diensten stehende Barbaren niederhauen, weil sie einen Übe…

Valerianus

(929 words)

Author(s): Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht | Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] [1] Q. Cornelius V. Author of an antiquarian compilation, 1st cent. Roman equestrian of the 1st cent. AD (probably c.45 praef. vexillariorum in Thracia). Author of an antiquarian compilation mentioned by Plinius [1] (Pliny the Elder) as source of books 3 (?), 8, 10, 14 and 15 of his Naturalis historia, and quoted at 3,108 (?), 10,5 and 14,11. Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht Bibliography PIR2 C 1471. [German version] [2] P. Licinius V. Roman emperor 253-260, born 199 (thus the gist of Ioh. Mal. 12 p. 298; SHA Valer. 5,1 is false); from a noble family (Aur. V…

Valentinus

(500 words)

Author(s): Holzhausen, Jens (Bamberg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] [1] Christian theologian and poet, 2nd cent. Christian theologian, probably from Egypt, taught in c. AD 140-160 in Rome ( cf. Iren. adv. haereses 3,4,3). He wanted, possibly, to become episcopus ( epískopos ), but was turned down (Tert. adv. Valentinianos 4,1 ff.); afterwards, he must have lived in Cyprus (Epiphanius, Panarion 31,7,2). Besides a few extant fragments from sermons and letters, a work entitled 'On the three natures' ( Perì triôn phýseōn) is known to have existed. V. apparently wrote psalms in verse form; a fragment (in Hippolytus, Refutatio omnium haer…

Tribunus

(1,975 words)

Author(s): de Libero, Loretana (Hamburg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Formed from the word tribus with the suffix - unus, which indicates a person of superordinate authority); the administrative and/or military leader of a tribus ; pl.: tribuni. [German version] [1] Tribunus aerarius Presumably originally aides to the Roman magistrates, charged by the state treasury ( aerarium ) with paying the wages of the soldiers of their tribus  (Soldiers' pay). Tribuni aerarii were perhaps also headmen of their tribus. They may have been active in financial matters into the 1st cent. BC, and were subject to distraint ( pignus ), which indic…

Volusianus

(331 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] [1] Roman emperor AD 251-253 Imp. Caes. C. Vibius Afinius Gallus Veldumnianus V. P. F. Invictus Aug. (RIC 4,3, 173-189). Roman emperor from the middle of AD 251 until the middle of 253. Born c. 230 in Perusia (?), the son of Trebonianus Gallus and Afinia Gemina Baebiana. After the battle of Abritus against the Goths and the death of Decius [II 1], the legions proclaimed him and his father emperor in June 251 (Eutr. 9,5; Zon. 12,21 D.); at the same time, he was appointed Caesar by his father (Aur. Vict. Caes. 30)…

Maria

(1,540 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Albrecht, Ruth (Hamburg) | Petersen, Silke (Hamburg)
I. Roman women [German version] [I 1] Name of two sisters of C. Marius [I 1] Name of two sisters of C. Marius [I 1]; one was the wife of M. Gratidius [2] and mother of C. Marius [I 7] Gratidianus, the other one was the mother of C. Lusius [I 1]. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] Possibly wife of Honorius Mentioned by Claudianus (Laus Serenae 69), possibly wife of Honorius [2], the brother of Theodosius I, therefore the mother of Serena and Thermantia. Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography J. R. Martindale, Notes on the Consuls of 381 and 382, in: Hi…

Hypatius

(397 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] [1] Student of Libanius, consularis Palaestinae primae 360/1 AD Student of  Libanius, from whom he received letters (Lib. Ep. 137; 157; 158). In AD 360/361 he was consularis Palaestinae primae (Lib. Ep. 156; 159). PLRE 1, 447 (H.us 1). Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [German version] [2] Flavius H. Brother of empress Eusebia, consul 359 AD Brother of empress  Eusebia. Together with his brother Fl. Eusebius he was consul in AD 359 (Amm. Marc. 18,1,1). In 363 he was possibly vicarius urbis Romae (Cod. Theod. 3,5,8). He was sentenced along with his brother in a trial …

Nebridius

(290 words)

Author(s): Gutsfeld, Andreas (Münster) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Schindler, Alfred (Heidelberg)
[German version] [1] Praefectus praetorio Orientis, AD 365 Praefectus praetorio Orientis in AD 365. N. was born in Etruria. His career led through lesser offices, held prior to 354, via the comitiva Orientis 354-358 and the quaestura (sacri palatii) at the court of the Caesar Iulianus [11] 359(?)-360 and finally to the Praetorian Prefecture of Gaul (Lib. Epist. 1315). N. attained this office in 360, but withdrew into private life as a loyal follower of Constantius [2] II in 361, when Julian was readying himself for a campaign again…

Symmachus

(1,389 words)

Author(s): Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf) | Lehnardt, Andreas | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Zelzer, Michaela (Vienna) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] I. Greek (Σύμμαχος/ Sýmmachos). [German version] [I 1] Author of a commentary on Aristophanes, 1st half of the 2nd cent. No later than the first half of the 2nd cent. AD (citation in Herodian. 2,945-946 Lentz); author of a commentary on Aristophanes [3], frequently used in Late Antiquity and Byzantine scholia literature ( subscriptio Schol. Aristoph. Av.; Nub.; Pax). It remains unclear whether S. also commented on comedies which do not survive [2. 1138 f.]. Of the 41 (factual) explanations attributed to S. by name in the Aristophane…
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