Flavius Valila Theodosius

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Flavius Valila Theodosius or Theodobius (d. before 483) was a Roman senator and military commander who held the office of magister militum in the west in 471. Valila, who was Gothic origin, endowed a Christian church on his property near Tibur.[1] At his death, he bequeathed the 4th century basilica of Junius Annius Bassus (consul of 331) on the Esquiline Hill in Rome to the Church,[2] and Pope Simplicius dedicated it to St. Andrew, which later came to be known as Sant'Andrea Catabarbara.[3]


  1. ^ CIL VI.32169, 32221
  2. ^ Christie; Lee.
  3. ^ Lizzi Testa.


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  • Lizzi Testa, Rita, Senatori, popolo, papi, Edipuglia, 2004, ISBN 88-7228-392-2, p. 99.
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