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Patricius Caesar(A.D. 469)

Hugh Elton

Florida International University

Patricius was the son of Aspar. Appointed as Caesar by Leo in 469, he was engaged to Leo's younger daughter Leontia, though it is doubtful whether he married her. There are no known coins of Patricius. Most sources state that Patricius died in the coup, although Candidus seems to say that he survived injuries received in the attack. He is not heard of after this point.


For references to primary sources, see entries in RE or the PRLE. Translations of much of the source material can be found here in Ralph Mathisen's DIR essays on the "Shadow Emperors", or in C.D. Gordon ( The Age of Attila: Fifth-Century Byzantium and the Barbarians [Ann Arbor, 1960]) and R.C. Blockley (Fragmentary Classicizing Historians of the Later Roman Empire [Liverpool, 1983], vol. 2.).

Demandt, A., RE Supp. 12 (1970), 1008.

Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. 2, ed. J.R. Martindale (Cambridge, 1980)

Copyright (C) 1998, Hugh Elton. This file may be copied on the condition that the entire contents, including the header and this copyright notice, remain intact.

Comments to: Hugh Elton.

Updated:10 June 1998

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