Ursus (praefectus urbi)
In 415 Ursus was praefectus urbi of Constantinople. On September 4, he escorted the relics of Joseph and Zechariah that were brought in the Great Church; he is attested in office by laws issued on October 31, 415, and February 17, 416. In 415 the Western Emperor, Honorius, had defeated an usurper, Priscus Attalus; on June 28, 416, Ursus celebrated the event with shows in the theatre. That same year, he is also attested in office by a law addressed to him and issued on July 23, while on September 30 he escorted Emperor Theodosius II, returning to Constantinople from Heraclea.
- John Robert Martindale, "Vrsus 3", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1980, ISBN 0-521-20159-4, p. 1192.
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