Nonius Atticus Maximus

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Nonius Atticus Maximus (floruit 383-397) was a politician of the Roman Empire.

Life[edit]

Nonius belonged to the senatorial aristocracy, and was a Christian, even if he was friend of Quintus Aurelius Symmachus.[1]

He was Praetorian prefect of Italy between 383 and 384 and then Consul in 397. In 383 Emperor Gratian died, and his half-brother Valentinian II become the only Emperor. He then decided for a change among the high officers, who had served under Gratian, with new men, more loyal to him. Atticus then succeeded the praetorian prefect Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus, but one year later he was succeeded by Vettius Agorius Praetextatus, and his office was called an "interregnum".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nonius received Symmachus' letters VII 30-34 (Sergio Roda, Commento storico al Libro IX dell'Epistolario di Q. Aurelio Simmaco: introduzione, commento storico, testo, traduzione e indici, Giardini, 1981, p. 217).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arcadius,
Honorius
Consul of the Roman Empire
397
with Caesarius
Succeeded by
Honorius,
Eutychianus
Preceded by
Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus (II)
Praetorian prefect of Italy
383–384
Succeeded by
Vettius Agorius Praetextatus