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Magnus, of Carrhae  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Magnus of *Carrhae, accompanied *Julian on his Persian expedition in 363 ce and wrote an account of it, of which a summary is quoted by *Malalas. His identification with the tribune Magnus who was ... More

Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor, 383–388 CE  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Magnus Maximus, Roman emperor (383–8 ce), was a Spaniard who rose to the command of the troops in Britain, where he fought successfully against Picts and Scots. Elevated by the army in ... More

Majorian, Iulius Valerius, Roman emperor  

Jill Harries

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Mar 2016
Iulius Valerius Majorian, western Roman emperor (457–61 ce), the last of any ability, was elevated by *Ricimer. His legislative programme to restore the state was combined with systematic ... More

Malalas, c. 480–c. 570 CE  

L. M. Whitby

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Mar 2016
Malalas (c. 480–c. 570 ce), author of an influential universal chronicle in Greek. John Malalas came from *Antioch (1) in Syria where legal expertise probably secured him administrative employment ... More

Malchus (3), Byzantine historian, c. 500 CE  

Peter Heather

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Mar 2016
Byzantine historian probably from Syrian Philadelphia. His history covered in detail at least the years ce 474–80 in seven books, although the Suda reports that it started with the reign of ... More

Martianus Minneus Felix Capella  

Danuta Shanzer

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Mar 2016
Composed in Vandalic *Carthage (see Vandals), probably in the last quarter of the 5th cent. ce, a prosimetrical Latin encyclopaedia of the seven Liberal Arts (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric—the ... More

Maxentius, Marcus Aurelius Valerius, Roman emperor, b. c. 283 CE  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius (b. c. 283 ce), son of *Maximian, married *Galerius' daughter but was, like Constantius I's son *Constantine I, passed over when Diocletian and Maximian abdicated ... More

Maximian, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Maximian (Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maximianus), the son of shopkeepers near Sirmium, he rose through the ranks of the army. An excellent general, he was called by his old comrade-in-arms *Diocletian ... More

Maximinus, Gaius Galerius Valerius  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximinus, originally named Daia, born in Illyricum c.ce 270, son of a sister of *Galerius, was rapidly promoted in the army, and made Caesar when Galerius became Augustus ... More

Melania the Younger  

E. D. Hunt

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Mar 2016
Melania the Younger, a pioneer of monasticism in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 5th cent. ce. Born into the highest circles of the Roman aristocracy, she was married in her fourteenth year to ... More

Merobaudes, Flavius  

Ian Wood

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Mar 2016
Probably of Frankish origin, but resident in Spain. By ce 435 he was count of the consistory (*consistorium): in 443 he became magister utriusque militiae (see magister militum), and subsequently ... More

Narses, 478–573 CE  

L. M. Whitby

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Mar 2016
Narses (478–573 ce), a Persarmenian *eunuch prominent throughout *Justinian's reign as member of the imperial bedchamber, envoy, and general. In 530/1 he exploited local contacts to ... More

Nicomachus (4) Flavianus, Virius, Roman senator, c. 340–394 CE  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Virius Nicomachus (4) Flavianus (c. 340–94 ce), Roman senator, who with Vettius Agorius *Praetextatus and his close friend and associate Q. Aurelius *Symmachus (2) was a champion of the old ... More

Notitia Dignitatum  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Mar 2016
The ‘List of Offices’ is a late Roman illustrated manuscript which survived in a Carolingian copy. This is lost, but at least four copies were made, which are now in Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, and ... More

Odoacer  

Peter Heather

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Mar 2016
Odoacer, ruler of Italy (476–93 ce), was the son of Edeco, an important follower of *Attila, and perhaps a Germanic Scirian. He served under Roman commanders before rebelling in 476, deposing the ... More

Olympiodorus (3), of Thebes (2), Greek historian  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
(Egypt), Greek historian. Born before ce 380, he died after 425. We do not know where he lived, but we are informed that in 412 he was sent as an ambassador to the *Huns and in 415 he visited Athens. ... More

oracles  

Robert Parker and David Potter

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Mar 2016
Among the many forms of *divination known to the Greeks, the responses given by a god or hero when consulted at a fixed oracular site were the most prestigious (see e.g. Soph.OT498–501). Such oracles ... More

Origen (2), Platonist philosopher, 3rd cent. CE  

Anne Sheppard

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Mar 2016
Origen (2), Platonist philosopher (see neoplatonism), 3rd cent. ce. Like his Christian namesake and contemporary, he is said to have studied under *Ammonius (2) Saccas, but it is generally agreed ... More

palatini  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Mar 2016
Palatini is a collective term used in the late empire for the members of the central bureaucracy, the privileged comitatus, so called because they belonged to the imperial ‘palace’. The adjective ... More

Palladius (1), Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus  

M. Stephen Spurr

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Mar 2016
Palladius (1), Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus, author of the only surviving agricultural treatise from late antiquity (c. mid-5th cent. ce: the date is disputed) in 15 books: book 1 contains ... More

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