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date: 09 December 2022

Anicia Iulianalocked

, c. 461–527/528 ce

Anicia Iulianalocked

, c. 461–527/528 ce
  • L. M. Whitby

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Anicia Iuliana (c. CE 461–527/8), a Constantinopolitan aristocrat (see constantinople) of western senatorial family (the Anicii) and imperial descent (*Valentinian III, grandfather; Olybrius, father); she was a staunch Chalcedonian Christian. In 512 rioters attempted to proclaim her husband Areobindus emperor instead of the Monophysite Anastasius. A generous ecclesiastical patron, she lavishly reconstructed the church of St Polyeuctus.

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  • Late Antiquity

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