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Proclus Constantinopolitanus, c. 385–446 CE; bishop, 434–446 CE  

Maximos Constas

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Feb 2017
An early archbishop of Constantinople and a popular preacher in the rhetorical style of Gregory Nazianzus (d. 390), Proclus was the principal architect of the Byzantine cult of the Virgin Mary. ... More

Madaba Map  

Richard J. A. Talbert

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Feb 2017
This damaged, but still striking, floor-mosaic map offers a unique and invaluable example of late antique cartography, as well as the earliest surviving vision of the Holy Land. The map was ... 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

(Aelia) Eudocia, c. 400–460 CE  

Pavlos Avlamis

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Nov 2016
Originally named Athenais, Eudocia was the daughter of Leontius, a teacher of rhetoric. She was born in Athens (Evagrius Scholasticus Historia ecclesiastica 1.20) and probably followed her father in ... More

Uranius, Greek writer about Arabia  

Simon Hornblower

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Jun 2016
His date is not quite certain, but 4th century ce (rather than three centuries earlier) seems likeliest. He is a source for much of the Arabian information in Stephanus of Byzantium, in ... More

Benedictus Nursinus, c. 480–c. 550 CE  

Scott G. Bruce

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May 2016
Benedict of Nursia was an Italian abbot active in the hinterland of Rome at Subiaco and Monte Cassino in the early 6th century. He is best known as the author of a normative guide for monastic life, ... More

Zosimus  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Zosimus, Greek historian. Little is known of his life except that he had been advocatus fisci (see fiscus) and obtained the dignity of comes (see comites). His identification with either the sophist ... More

Zonaras, Johannes, Byzantine historian and canonist  

Arnaldo Momigliano

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Mar 2016
A commander of the body-guard and imperial secretary, he was probably forced to retire into monastic life after the failure of the conspiracy to make Anna Comnena empress in 1118 ce. Living in exile ... More

vicarius  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Mar 2016
During the first two cents. ce, vicarius meant a substitute for an absent or deceased provincial governor. In the 3rd cent. vicarii were the equestrian *procurators of provinces who were specially ... More

Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus, c. 540–c. 600 CE  

Jill Harries

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Mar 2016
Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (c. 540ce–c. 600), Christian Latin poet, born near Treviso in northern Italy and educated at Ravenna, he left Italy in 565 and later lived at ... More

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