Anicius Acilius Glabrio Faustus

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Anicius Acilius Glabrio Faustus (floruit 425-443) was an aristocrat of the later Roman Empire. He was Urban prefect three times before 437, consul in 438, and briefly Praetorian prefect of Italy in 442.[1][2] Faustus was selected to promulgate the Theodosian Code in the Western Empire.[3]

Faustus was the son of Acilius Glabrio Sibidius, who is known from a dedication to him from Faustus. Sibidius was a member of the lineage of the Acilii Glabrii, who descended from the consul of 191 BC, Manius Acilius Glabrio.[4] Cameron states his mother was one of the house of the gens Anicia, although unable to identify the woman.[5] His descendants include Rufius Achilius Maecius Placidus (cos. 481), Anicius Acilius Aginantius Faustus (cos. 483), and Rufius Achilius Sividius (cos. 488).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B.L. Twyman, "Aetius and the Aristocracy" Historia, 19 (1970), p. 490
  2. ^ Henry Fynes Clinton (1845). Fasti Romani: The Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinopole, from the Death of Augustus to the Death of Justin II. University Press. pp. 696–. 
  3. ^ Ronald J. Weber, "Albinus: The Living Memory of a Fifth-Century Personality", Historia: Zeitschrift für Alte Geschichte, 38 (1989), pp. 481f
  4. ^ Alan Cameron, "Anician Myths", Journal of Roman Studies, 102 (2012), pp. 148f
  5. ^ "Anician Myths", p. 149
  6. ^ Cameron, "Anician Myths", p. 150
Political offices
Preceded by
Flavius Sigisvultus,
Flavius Aetius
Consul of the Roman Empire
438
with Flavius Theodosius Augustus
Succeeded by
Flavius Theodosius Augustus,
Festus