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Theodora (wife of Constantius I Chlorus)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.

Salve Regina University

A image on a coin of the Empress Theodora (c) 1998 Princeton Economic Institute

Theodora was the eldest daughter, or perhaps stepdaughter, of Maximianus Herculius and his wife Eutropia. In order to strengthen the dynastic relationship between himself and Herculius when Maximianus Herculius appointed him as his Caesar (junior emperor) in the west with the right of succession on 1 March 293, Constantius I put aside his wife Helena and married Theodora. She bore him six children: Flavius Dalmatius, Julius Constantius, Hannibalianus, Constantia, Anastasia, and Eutropia.


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Jones, A.H.M. J.R. Martindale, and J. Morris. "Theodora 1." the Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, (Cambridge, 1971), 1.895.

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Comments to: Michael DiMaio, Jr.

Updated: 7 February 1997

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