Antiochus Chuzon

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Antiochus Chuzon (floruit 429-438), called "the Elder" to distinguish him from his nephew, was a high official of the Eastern Roman Empire, praetorian prefect of the East and consul, who was a key figure in the compilation of the Codex Theodosianus.[1]


Born in Antioch, in 429 he was quaestor sacri palatii when Emperor Theodosius II (r. 408–450) appointed him member of the first commission that was to formulate the Codex Theodosianus (March 26).

Later he was appointed praetorian prefect of the East, an office he held between 430 and 431. During his tenure, he exchanged letters with Theodoret, organised with Nestorius his return to the East through Asia Minor and Pontus, and rebuilt the city walls of Antioch.

In 431 he was appointed consul by the Eastern court, with Anicius Auchenius Bassus as Western colleague.

In 435 he was appointed member of the second commission for the formulation of the Codex Theodosianus. When the Codex was issued in 438, Antiochus was listed among its formulators.

He died between 438 and 444.

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Antiochus Chuzon" in The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Online edition. Oxford University Press, 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  • Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Antiochus (Chuzon I) 7", Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1980, ISBN 0-521-20159-4, pp. 103–104.
Preceded by
Flavius Theodosius Augustus XIII,
Flavius Placidus Valentinianus Augustus III
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Flavius Anicius Auchenius Bassus
Succeeded by
Flavius Aetius,
Flavius Valerius
Preceded by
Flavius Florentius
Praetorian prefect of the East
Succeeded by