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This article is about the Roman politician. For the 5th-century bishop of Saintes, see Saint Vivianus. For the Roman Gens, see Vivianus (Gens).

Flavius Antoninus Messala Vivianus (fl. 459–463) was a politician of the Eastern Roman Empire.


Vivianus was the father of Paulus (Consul in 512) and Adamantius. His full nomenclature is found on a monument from an uncertain province, indicating that he held the ranks of vir illustris and patricius, and that he had been praetorian prefect and consul ordinarius.[1]

He was praetorian prefect of the East between 459 and 460. In 463 he was appointed Consul by the Eastern court, but he was not recognised in the West, where the only consul was Caecina Decius Basilius.

Vivianus was well known as a generous and able administrator.



  • Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, John Robert Martindale, John Morris, "Fl. Vivianus 2", The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Cambridge University Press, 1971, ISBN 0-521-20159-4, pp. 1179–1180.

Further reading[edit]

  • H. Taeuber, and E. Weber, "Un consule del quinto secolo e un oggetto enigmatico", in M.L. Caldelli, G.L. Gregori, S. Orlandi (eds) (2008), Epigrafia 2006: Atti della XIVe rencontre sur l'épigraphie in onore di Silvio Panciera con altri contributi di colleghi, alievi e collaboratori (Rome, 2008), pp. 1063-69
Political offices
Preceded by
Libius Severus Augustus,
Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus II
Consul of the Roman Empire
with Caecina Decius Basilius
Succeeded by
Flavius Rusticius,
Anicius Olybrius
Preceded by
Flavius Constantinus
Praetorian prefect of the East
Succeeded by