Amnius Anicius Paulinus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Amnius Anicius Paulinus, full name Amnius Manius Caesonius Nicomachus Anicius Paulinus Honorius (fl. 334–335) was a politician of the Roman Empire.

Biography[edit]

Paulinus was the son of Amnius Anicius Julianus, consul in 322, and the nephew of Sextus Anicius Faustus Paulinus, consul in 325. He was thus a member of the gens Anicia.

Paulinus was consul in 334 and praefectus urbi of Rome in 334–335. In 334 he erected an equestrian statue to emperor Constantine I in the Roman Forum;[1] a statue was dedicated to him in the Forum of Trajan, whose inscription celebrates Paulinus for "his high birth, his eloquence, his fairness, and his good judgement, for which he is renowned in private and in public".[2]

Family[edit]

Recent prosopographic studies[3] have tried to reconstruct Paulinus' familiar bonds. According to them, Paulinus was married to Pincia (born ca 305) or better, to Auchenia. His wife was perhaps the daughter of Pincius (b. ca 280 and c.v. in the beginning of the 4th century) and wife Caeionia (b. 285 or 290), in turn perhaps the daughter of (Marcus) Caeionius Proculus, suffect consul of Rome in 289, and wife Alfenia Juliana.

They were perhaps the parents of Anicius Auchenius Bassus, praefectus urbi of Rome in 382.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CIL VI, 1141; the statue was either in the middle of the Forum or near the Rostra Vandalica (Lawrence Richardson, "Equus Constantini", A new topographical dictionary of ancient Rome, JHU Press, 1992, ISBN 0-8018-4300-6, p. 144).
  2. ^ CIL VI, 1683, translated in Charles W. Hedrick, History and silence: purge and rehabilitation of memory in late antiquity, University of Texas Press, 2000, ISBN 0-292-73121-3, p. 232.
  3. ^ Settipani (1989), (2000a) and (200b).

Sources[edit]

  • PLRE II, "Paulinus 14".
  • Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
  • Christian Settipani, Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale Dans Les Familles Senatoriales Romaines, A L'Epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite. Linacre, UK: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2000. ILL. NYPL ASY (Rome) 03-983.
  • Christian Settipani, Continuité gentilice et continuité familiale dans les familles sénatoriales romaines à l’époque impériale: Mythe et Réalité, Prosopographica et Genealogica vol. 2 (Linacre College, Oxford, 2000), Addenda et Corrigenda
Political offices
Preceded by
Flavius Dalmatius,
Domitius Zenophilus
Consul of the Roman Empire
334
with Flavius Optatus
Succeeded by
Julius Constantius,
Gaius Caeionius Rufius Albinus