Lollianus Mavortius

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Quintus Flavius Maesius Egnatius Lollianus signo Mavortius (fl. 330 – 356) was a politician of the Roman Empire.

In the 18th century an acephalous statue of Mavortius was discovered in Puteoli, then Pozzuoli (near Naples, Italy); after a restoration, this statue entered in the local folklore as "Saint Mamozio".

Life[edit]

A pagan,[1] he was Governor of Campania from 328 to 335, comes Orientis from 330 to 336, Proconsul of Africa from 334 to 337, Praefectus urbi of Rome in 342, Consul in 355 and Praetorian prefect of Italy for Constantius II between 355 and 356.

He encouraged the senatorial writer Julius Firmicus Maternus to write an astrological essay, the Matheseos libri VIII, that the author dedicated to Lollianus.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ His cognomen is an invocation to Mavors, the Old Latin and poetic name of Mars.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kenney, Edward John, The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Cambridge University Press, 1983, ISBN 0-521-27371-4, p. 88.
Political offices
Preceded by
Constantius II,
Constantius Gallus
Consul of the Roman Empire
355
with Arbitio
Succeeded by
Constantius II,
Julian
Preceded by
Aurelius Celsinus (I)
Praefectus urbi of Rome
April – July 342
Succeeded by
Fabius Aconius Catullinus Philomathius