Felix (consul 511)

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Flavius Felix (floruit 511), sometimes identified with Flavius Arcadius Placidus Magnus Felix,[1] was a Roman politician who was appointed consul during the reign of Theodoric the Great.

He belonged to an ancient and noble family from Gaul; he lost his father in his youth, inheriting his wealth.

Theodoric bestowed on him at least one noteworthy office, as in 511 he was already vir inlustris. That same year he was appointed consul in the West, while Secundinus was appointed consul by the Eastern court; the formal announcement was preserved by Cassiodorus (Variae, 2.1). Another letter to him from Theodoric has survived, which is assumed to have been written in the same year, asking him not to pay some debts claimed by the charioteers of the Hippodrome of Milan (Variae, 3.39).

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  1. ^ Christian Settipani, Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale Dans Les Familles Senatoriales Romaines A L'epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Boethius
Consul of the Roman Empire
511
with Flavius Secundinus
Succeeded by
Paulus
Flavius Moschianus