Thaumastus

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For the bishop of Mainz, martyr and saint, see Theonistus. For the snail genus, see Thaumastus (gastropod).

Thaumastus (born c. 400)[1] was a friend and uncle of Sidonius Apollinaris. His brother, the elder Apollinaris was born around 405[2] and was the praetorian prefect of Gaul under Valentinian III between 425 and 455.[3] Thaumastus and his brother were both sons of another Apollinaris, praetorian prefect of Gaul before 409[3] and were friends with his successor Decimus Rusticus. Thaumastus was associated with Tonantius Ferreolus in the impeachment of Arvandus.[4] He was the father of Eulalia, born in 425,[2] married before 450 to Flavius Probus, Roman Senator.

He seems to be a descendant of yet another Apollinaris, praetorian prefect of Gaul under Constantine II between 337 and 340.[3]

References and citations[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Settipani, Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale Dans Les Familles Senatoriales Romaines A L'epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002)
  2. ^ a b Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989)
  3. ^ a b c Christian Settipani, Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale Dans Les Familles Senatoriales Romaines A L'epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002)
  4. ^ Sidonius Apollinaris, The Letters of Sidonius (Oxford: Clarendon, 1915), pp. clx-clxxxiii