Symmachus (consul 522)
Flavius Symmachus (fl. 522-526) was a Roman politician during the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy.
Son of the philosopher Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius and of Rusticiana (his aunts were Galla and Proba) he was the brother of Boethius, 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 Consolatio Philosophiae, but in II.3.8, 4.7 he mentions their joint consulate.
- AE 1961, 284
- Procopius of Caesarea, Bellum Gothicum, I.2.5.
- CIL X, 4496 CIL V, 5430 CIL VI, 9162 CIL VI, 32043 CIL IX, 2074 CIL XII, 2309 CIL XII, 2404 AE 1961, 284 CIL XII, 933
- Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, "Fl. Symmachus 8", volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1992, ISBN ISBN 0-521-20159-4, p. 1044.
Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus,
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