Paulus (consul 512)

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Flavius Paulus (floruit 512) was a Roman politician.

Biography[edit]

Paulus was the son of Vivianus, consul in 463, and brother of Adamantius, praefectus urbi of Constantinople.

Paulus was first appointed patricius and later, in 512, consul. For his appointment to the consulate, he lent 1000 pounds of gold from Zenodotus, but he was not able to repay it, as his father, who was renowned for his generosity, had distributed much money during his office; it was emperor Anastasius I who paid back the debt in his place, giving other 1000 pounds of gold to Paul as a gift.

He was a fervent Christian, and Severus of Antioch dedicated him a treaty against Eutyches.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, "Fl. Paulus 34", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, p. 854.
Political offices
Preceded by
Arcadius Placidus Magnus Felix
Flavius Secundinus
Consul of the Roman Empire
512
with Flavius Moschianus
Succeeded by
Probus
Taurus Clementinus Armonius Clementinus