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Aedesius, d. c. 355 CE  

Anne Sheppard

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Dec 2015
Of *Cappadocia, *Neoplatonist, pupil of *Iamblichus (2) and teacher of *Maximus (3) Chrysanthius, Priscus, and Eusebius Myndius. He set up a school of philosophy in Pergamum. No writings ... 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

Aetius, Flavius, d. 454 CE  

Peter Heather

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Dec 2015
Aetius, Flavius (d. ce 454), Roman patrician and general, ruler of the western Empire c. 432 to 454. In the 410s he served lengthy periods as a hostage among both the Visigoths (see *goths) and ... More

Agathias  

Averil M. Cameron

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Dec 2015
Agathias, also referred to as Agathias Scholasticus (‘lawyer’), historian, and poet in *Constantinople, c.ce 532–c.580. A native of Myrina in Aeolis, where his father was a rhetor, he was educated at ... More

agentes in rebus  

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones and R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
The detested frumentarii (see postal service) were abolished by *Diocletian, but were soon replaced by ‘agents’ perhaps purposely ill-defined, who likewise served as couriers between the court ... More

Agroecius  

Jill Harries

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Dec 2015
Agroecius, bishop of Sens (c. 470ce) and associate of *Sidonius Apollinaris, wrote a treatise on spelling, De orthographia (ed. Keil, Gramm. Lat. 7. 113–25), dedicated to Eucherius of ... More

Alamanni  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Alamanni (Alemanni), a loose concentration of *Germanic communities, under various petty kings, located on former Roman territory west of the Rhine and north of the Danube in the 3rd and later ... More

Alans  

Peter Heather

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Dec 2015
Alans, *nomadic pastoralists who lived in the northern *Pontus in the early cents. ce, operating politically in a number of separate subgroups. They often tried to cross the Caucasus—*Arrian, when ... More

Alaric  

Peter Heather

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Jul 2015
Alaric, Gothic leader c. 395–410 ce who created the *Visigoths. By 408 he had united the Tervingi and Greuthungi who had crossed the Danube in 376 with survivors of Radagaisus' force which ... More

Allectus  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
Allectus, probably finance minister (rationalis summae rei) of the usurper *Carausius, whom he succeeded by assassination in ce 293. His coinage and the archaeological evidence of ambitious ... More

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