Author: Romans

  • Selected Topographical Maps of the Ancient World

    The maps in this segment of the DIR/ORB Atlas are reproduced with the permission of the Interactive Ancient Mediterranean Project at the University of North Carolina. Asia MinorBritish IslesNorthern GaulGreeceItaly, Illyricum, and SicilySpain

  • Victorinus (A.D. 269-271)

    A soldier of considerable ability (Aur. Vict. Caes. 33.12), Marcus Piav(v)onius Victorinus[[1]] had a brilliant career under the first emperor of the so-called Gallic Empire, Postumus. In 266/267 A.D., Victorinus held the office of tribunus praetorianorum,[[2]] and in 267 or 268 he shared the eponymous consulship with Postumus.[[3]] Victorinus’ name suggests a provincial, western origin;[[4]] the activity of his mother after his death […]

  • Creating the Infrastructure for Scholarly Publication

    9 December 2000 Abstract The Stoa Consortium aims to promote collaborative scholarship, published on line and freely available to other scholars and general readers. As a publisher, we must provide the mechanisms for making these scholarly works available. As an on-line publisher, we intend to provide more than what a good print publisher can provide: […]

  • Irene (wife of Constantine V)

    In 732 Leo III, in search of allies to help him against devastating Arab incursions into the empire, sent an embassy to the Chazar chagan to arrange for the marriage of the latter’s daughter to his son and heir. The girl was escorted to Constantinople and betrothed to Constantine, who was now fourteen years of age. Theophanes […]

  • Marcellus (366 A.D.)

    Ammianus Marcellinus and Zosimus give complementary versions of the role of Marcellus 5 (PLRE I, p. 551) in revolt of Procopius and of Marcellus’ elevation in its immediate aftermath. Zosimus (4.6.3-5), following Eunapius, has Procopius send Marcellus from Constantinople to Bithynia to attack cavalry units detailed there under the command of Serenianus. Serenianus occupied Cyzicus, but Marcellus took the city […]

  • Constantina (daughter of Constantine I)

    Also named Constantia and Constantiana in sources, Constantina was the daughter of Constantine and Fausta. In 335, the emperor gave Constantina’s hand in marriage to his nephew Hannibalianus and made her an Augusta; although he named his nephew Rex Regum et Ponticarum Gentium in 337 probably to replace the King of Persia if his planned campaign against that nation was successful, Hannibalianus was put to […]

  • Vetranio (350 A.D.)

    Vetranio was born of humble origin in Moesia and had served well under Constantine I; under Constans he became a magister militum. Fearing the revolt of Magnentius, Constantia, the sister of Constantius, persuaded Vetranio to assume the title of Caesar. He was in Illyricum when he received the newa about the revolt of Magnentius and the death of Constans. Constantia sent her brother a […]

  • Epiphania (daughter of Heraclius)

    Epiphania was born to Heraclius and his first wife Fabia (who took the imperial name Eudocia) in the suburban palace of Hieria on 7 July 611, nine months after their marriage. She was baptised in the following month by the patriarch Sergius at the feast of the Assumption of the Theotokos (15 August) at the palace of Blachernae. Her […]

  • Avitus (9/10 July 455 – 17/18 October 456)

    SOURCES No connected account of the reign of Avitus survives. One might have expected some detail from his son-in-law, Sidonius Apollinaris, but Sidonius’ panegyric only takes Avitus’ history up to his acclamation, and Sidonius otherwise says virtually nothing about Avitus’ activities as emperor. Given the circumstances of Avitus’ fall, and Sidonius’ need to make his […]

  • Ancient Studies — New Technology

    The World Wide Web and Scholarly Research, Communication, and Publication in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies Salve Regina University, Newport, RI December 8-10, 2000 Sponsored by: Philosophy Department, Salve Regina University An Online Encyclopedia of Roman EmperorsThe Perseus ProjectThe Stoa ConsortiumConference Participants Deborah W. Anderson (University of California — Berkeley) Chris W. Blackwell (Furman University) […]