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Bonifacius, Roman general, d. 432 CE  

John F. Matthews

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Dec 2015
Bonifacius (or Bonifatius) Romangeneral (d. 432 ce), after long service in North Africa (as tribunus in 417 and comes Africae in 423–5) was appointed comes domesticorum in 425 (see comites), but ... More

Byzantium  

Alexander John Graham and Stephen Mitchell

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Dec 2015
Byzantium, a famous city on the European side of the south end of the *Bosporus (1), between the Golden Horn and the *Propontis. The Greek city occupied only the eastern tip of the promontory, in the ... More

Carausius, Marcus Aurelius Maus(aeus?)  

Anthony R. Birley

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Dec 2015
A Menapian of humble origin, who had served as a helmsman, was given a command in ce 285 or 286 to suppress barbarian (Saxon) raiders in the English Channel. After allegedly being accused ... More

Carinus, Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor  

Harold Mattingly

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Mar 2016
Elder son of M. Aurelius *Carus, left by him as Caesar in the west, when he marched against Persia (282 ce). Made Augustus before his father's death, Carinus succeeded him as colleague of his brother ... More

Carus, Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Praetorian prefect from Narbo who overthrew *Probus after rebelling in Raetia in 282 ce. Leaving his elder son, *Carinus, as Caesar in the west, Carus marched against Persia with ... More

Cassiodorus, politician, writer, and monk, c. 490–c. 585 CE  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Mar 2016
His Bruttian family had a tradition of provincial leadership and official service. He assisted his father, praetorian prefect of Italy, 503–7, under the Ostrogothic king *Theoderic (1). ... More

Chalcidius  

Henry Chadwick and M. J. Edwards

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Dec 2015
Chalcidius (Calcidius is more correct), 4th-cent. ce Christian translator and commentator on *Plato (1)'s Timaeus (to 53c only), using earlier Platonic and Peripatetic exegetes, especially ... More

Christodorus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
(5th–6th cents. ce), poet from *Coptus in Egypt. All that survives complete is an *ekphrasis on the statues decorating the baths of Zeuxippus in *Constantinople, which in diction and ... More

Chronicon Paschale  

L. M. Whitby

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Dec 2015
Chronicon Paschale (‘Easter Chronicle’), a universal history from Creation to c. 630 ce. A particular concern is the establishment of chronological connections between Church feasts and ... More

churches, early Christian  

Bryan Ward-Perkins

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Dec 2015
The first Christians met in the private houses of the faithful. Gradually, as local Christian communities became more established both in numbers and in wealth, they might acquire their own ... More

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