Apollonius (magister militum)

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Apollonius (fl. 443–451) was a general of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Biography[edit]

Apollonius was a Pagan and well-educated.[1] Before 448 he converted to Christianity.[2] He received two letters by Theodoret.[1][2]

He was magister militum praesentalis in the East at least since 443[3] and until 451, when he was sent to Attila as ambassador; in that occasion the King of the Huns sent Apollonius back as he had not brought the tribute Attila had been expecting.[4]

Apollonius might be the Flavius Apollonius consul in 460.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Theodoret, Epistolae 73.
  2. ^ a b Theodoret, Epistolae 103.
  3. ^ A law preserved in the Corpus Iuris Civilis (XII 54,4) and issued on January 28 443 was addressed to Apollonius.
  4. ^ Priscus, History, fragment 18.

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