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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

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

Constantina, daughter of Constantine, wife of Gallus Caesar, and patron of St. Agnes at Rome  

Julia Hillner

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May 2018
Constantina, born in c. 320, was the eldest daughter of Constantine I. She was married twice, first in 335 to her cousin Hannibalianus, whose death in 337 left her widowed, and second in ... 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

Constantine III, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
The last of three usurpers proclaimed in Britain (406–7 ce) by the army, with part of which he crossed to Gaul hoping to rescue it from barbarian invasions. He won over Spain, and was recognized as ... More

Constantinople  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron

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Dec 2015
Constantinople was founded by *Constantine I on the site of *Byzantium in 324 ce, shortly after his victory over *Licinius near by. There are hardly any sources before the 6th cent., and these are ... More

Constantius I, Flavius Valerius, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Flavius Valerius Constantius I, (perhaps Flavius Iulius before 293; nicknamed, not before the 6th cent., Chlorus), born no later than 250 ce, of Illyrian stock; stories of his relationship with ... More

Constantius II, Flavius Iulius, Roman emperor  

E. D. Hunt

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Dec 2015
Third son of Constantine I, first appointed Caesar at the age of seven in 324 ce he became Augustus in the east after his father's death in 337; until 350 he was occupied on the eastern front ... More

Constantius III, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Successful against *Constantine III as magister militum of *Honorius, from then on (411 ce ) he effectively ruled the west. Recovering Galla *Placidia from the Visigoths he married her (417); she ... More

corruption  

Christopher Kelly

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Jul 2015
Corruption is a difficult term; its use largely a matter of perspective. Indeed, from a modern, western point of view, many practices widely accepted in antiquity seem both immoral and detrimental to ... More

Cosmas Indicopleustes  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Dec 2015
Cosmas Indicopleustes, fl. 545 ce, *Alexandrian merchant, Nestorian, and argumentative autodidact. His travels included *Ethiopia, but perhaps not the Indies. His self-illustrated ... More

defensor civitatis  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
Defensor civitatis, ‘defender of the municipality’, an office revived by *Valentinian I and *Valens in c.ce 365 to protect *peasants against local landowners. The praetorian prefect was to appoint ... More

De rebus bellicis  

Edward Arthur Thompson and R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
De rebus bellicis is an anonymous treatise preserved with the *Notitia Dignitatum, recommending to the emperors (probably *Valentinian I and *Valens, 364–75 ce) plans for ... More

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