Avienus (consul 501)
He probably belonged to the gens Decia; he was son of Caecina Decius Maximus Basilius (consul in 480), and brother of Albinus iunior (consul in 493), Theodorus (consul in 505) and Inportunus (consul in 509). John Moorhead argues that the brothers were on different sides of the Laurentian schism, with Albinus and Avienus supporting Symmachus and Theodore and Inportunus supporting Laurentius.
By 507/509, Avienus and his brother Albinus had already become patricii; around this time, but after the death of their father, they were asked to become patrons of the Greens and to appoint a pantomime.
- CIL XII, 930.
- Cassiodorus, Variae III.6.2
- Moorhead, "The Decii under Theoderic", Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 33 (1984), p. 109
- Ennodius, Epistulae, III.8.
- Martindale, John R., "Fl. Avienus iunior 3", Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1980, pp. 577–581.
|Consul of the Roman Empire
with Fl. Pompeius
Rufius Magnus Faustus Avienus iunior,