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

Ra 38 (2) Galeria Valeria Eutropia MSR.jpg
Roman empress
Bornc. 252
Syria, Roman Province of Syria
Died8 September 325
Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
SpouseAfranius Hannibalianus (disputed)
Emperor Maximian

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. 280–312), who was Western Roman Emperor from 306 to 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]


  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.


  • 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 Empress of Rome
with Prisca (286–305)
Succeeded by
Succeeded by
Preceded by Empress-Mother of Rome
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