Aurelius Valerius Tullianus Symmachus

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Marcus Aurelius Valerius Tullianus Symmachus Phosphorius (fl. 280-330) was a Consul of the Roman Empire in 330. He had been proconsul of Achaea in 319.

He was born around 280. He had a son, Lucius Aurelius Avianius Symmachus, whose son was the famous orator Quintus Aurelius Symmachus. He was a Neoplatonist who had not converted to Christianity. It is possible that his parents were Aurelius Hermogenes, a priest of Asia, and Tullia Valeria, a priestess.

See also[edit]


  • Lizzi Testa, Rita, Senatori, popolo, papi: il governo di Roma al tempo dei Valentiniani, EDIPUGLIA, 2004, ISBN 88-7228-392-2, p. 382, 384.
  • McWilliam, Joanne, Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-88920-203-6, p. 9.
  • Salzman, Michele Renee, The making of a Christian aristocracy: social and religious change in the western Roman Empire, Harvard University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-674-00641-0, p. 252.
Political offices
Preceded by
Constantine I,
Constantine II
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Gallicanus
Succeeded by
Junius Annius Bassus,