Agricola (consul 421)

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For other people of the same name, see Agricola (disambiguation).

Agricola, full name possibly Julius Agricola (c. 365 – after 421) was a West Roman statesman who served twice as praetorian prefect and became consul for 421.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was possibly from Gaul, specifically Narbo.[1] His relations are unclear: his exact parentage is unknown, as are his immediate descendants. He was the grandfather of Flavius Magnus, consul in 460. He may have had a son named Nymphidius. He was also a relative, and perhaps even the father, of the Emperor Avitus (r. 455–456).[1]

He served twice as praetorian prefect. The first tenure was sometime before 418, but the exact circumscription is unknown; it was most probably in the Western half of the Empire however.[1] The second time he served as praetorian prefect of Gaul in 418. He was then appointed to the consulship for 421, with Fl. Eustathius as his colleague.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Martindale & Morris (1980), p. 36
  2. ^ Martindale & Morris (1980), p. 37

Bibliography[edit]

  • Martindale, John R.; Morris, John (1980), The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire - Volume II, AD 395–527, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-20159-9 
Preceded by
Imp. Caesar Theodosius Augustus IX,
Fl. Constantius III
Consul of the Roman Empire
421
with Fl. Eustathius
Succeeded by
Imp. Caesar Honorius Augustus XIII,
Imp. Caesar Theodosius Augustus X