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Eutropia (died after 325), a woman of Syrian origin, was the wife of Emperor Maximian.

Eutropia
Augusta of the Western Roman Empire
Empress of the Roman Empire
Tenure286–305 (concurrently with Prisca)
PredecessorPrisca
SuccessorGaleria Valeria / Flavia Maximiana Theodora
Empress Mother of the Roman Empire
Tenure306-312
PredecessorCornelia Salonina
SuccessorMarina Severa
SpouseAfranius Hannibalianus, then Emperor Maximian
Issue
Full name
Eutropia

Marriage to Maximian and their childrenEdit

In the late 3rd century, she married Maximian, though the exact date of this marriage is uncertain. By Maximian, she had two children, a boy, Maxentius (c. 276-312), who was Western Roman Emperor from 306–312 and a girl, Fausta (c. 290), who was wife of Constantine the Great, and mother of six children by him, including the Augusti Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans.

Another daughter?Edit

There is some doubt as to whether Flavia Maximiana Theodora, who married Constantius I Chlorus, was a daughter of Eutropia by an earlier husband, Afranius Hannibalianus[1] or whether she was a daughter of Maximian by an earlier anonymous wife.[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Aurelius Victor, Epitome de Caesaribus 39.25; Eutropius, Breviaria 9.22; Jerome, Chronicle 225g; Epitome de Caesaribus 39.2, 40.12, quoted in Timothy Barnes, New Empire, 33; Barnes, New Empire, 33.
  2. ^ Origo Constantini 2; Philostorgius, Historia Ecclesiastica 2.16a, quoted in Barnes, New Empire, 33. See also Panegyrici Latini 10(2)11.4.

ReferencesEdit

  • s.v. DiMaio, Michael, "Maximianus Herculius (286-305 A.D)", DIR
  • Barnes, Timothy D. The New Empire of Diocletian and Constantine. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982. ISBN 0-7837-2221-4
Royal titles
Preceded by
Prisca
Empress of Rome
286–305
with Prisca (286–305)
Succeeded by
Galeria Valeria
(wife of Galerius)
Succeeded by
Flavia Maximiana Theodora
(wife of Constantius Chlorus)
Preceded by
Cornelia Salonina
Empress-Mother of Rome
306–312
Succeeded by
Marina Severa