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Claudius Mamertinus  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Claudius Mamertinus was the author of a speech delivered on 1 January ce 362 in *Constantinople, thanking the emperor *Julian for the gift of the consulship. Though highly eulogistic, his ... More

Collatio legum Romanarum et Mosaicarum  

Jill Harries

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Dec 2015
Collatio legum Romanarum et Mosaicarum was put together in Rome or Italy by a Jewish or Christian author with some knowledge, perhaps professional, of Roman law, in the 4th cent. ce. By ... More

Colluthus of Lycopolis, fl. c. 490–520 CE  

Laura Miguélez-Cavero

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Dec 2015
Colluthus (Κόλλουθος) of Lycopolis (modern Asyut, Egypt) is the author of the Abduction of Helen (Ἁρπαγὴ Ἑλένης), an epyllion of 392 lines narrating the events leading to the beginning of ... More

colonate  

Michael Crawford

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Mar 2016
Almost any statement that one might wish to make about the colonate as an institution of the Late Roman Empire is contestable. It would probably be widely agreed that evidence begins to appear in the ... More

comitatenses  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
Collective term for units of the late Roman mobile army, so called because they were attached to the imperial court (comitatus), as distinct from units of the frontier armies (*limitanei). This ... More

comites  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
Comites, under the Principate, the ‘companions’ of the emperor on his journeys abroad. Constantine I gave the formal title comes (‘count’), in three grades, to imperial emissaries and senior ... More

Constans, Flavius Iulius, Roman emperor  

E. D. Hunt and Jill Harries

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Dec 2015
Youngest son of *Constantine I, along with his two surviving brothers he became Augustus after his father's death in 337 ce, assuming control of Italy, Africa, and Illyricum. In 340 he extended his ... More

Constantia, half-sister of Constantine and wife of Licinius  

Julia Hillner

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Feb 2017
Late antique sources remember Flavia Iulia Constantia,1 conventionally for her loyalty to her imperial relatives, both by birth and by marriage, and, more innovatively, for her Christian patronage, a ... More

Constantine I, 'the Great', Roman emperor, c. 272/273–337 CE  

Raymond Davis

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Jul 2015
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Constantinus) (c. 272 ce/3–337), born at Naissus, was son of *Constantius I and Helena. When his father was appointed Caesar (293) Constantine remained as a ... More

Constantine II, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Constantine II (Flavius Claudius Constantinus), second son of *Constantine I, was born at Arles (*Arelate) in 316 ce and proclaimed Caesar 1 March 317. After his father's death he became senior ... More

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