Boethius (consul 522)
Flavius Boethius (fl. 522-526) was a Roman politician during the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy.
Son of the philosopher Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius and of Rusticiana (his aunts were Galla and Proba) he was the brother of Symmachus, with whom he shared the consulate, chosen by the Ostrogothic court.
His father fell into disgrace with the Ostrogothic ruler and had his own property confiscated; at the death of king Theodoric the Great (526), these properties were given back to Boethius and Symmachus.
- Boethius does not mention the name of his sons in his The Consolation of Philosophy, but in II.3.8, 4.7 he mentions their joint consulate.
- AE 1961, 284
- Procopius of Caesarea, Bellum Gothicum, I.2.5.
- CIL IX, 2074 CIL X, 4496
- Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, "Fl. Boethius 3", volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN ISBN 0-521-20159-4, p. 232.
Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus,
|Consul of the Roman Empire