The Constantinian origin of Justina (Themistius, Or.3.43b)

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dc.identifier.citation Woods, D., 2004. The Constantinian origin of Justina (Themistius, Or.3.43b). Classical Quarterly, 54(1), pp. 325-327. en
dc.identifier.volume 54 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 325 en
dc.identifier.endpage 327 en
dc.identifier.issn 0009-8388
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/cq/54.1.325
dc.description.abstract Themistius says that Constantius saved Rome by defeating Magnentius and his ‘bastard and spurious successors’ who are recognizable as his future children. This description is in contrast to the ‘legitimate and unsullied blood line’ represented by Constantius. This concedes that Magnentius’ children would have been related by blood to Constantius. Since Magnentius was of ‘barbarian’ origin, this could only have happened through his wife at the time of his death, Justina, who has long been recognized as probably of Constantinian descent. Themistius’ passage constitutes the only ancient statement of Justina’s membership of the Constantinian dynasty, and confirms now what had been deduced from circumstantial evidence alone previously. en
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dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights © 2004 The Classical Association en
dc.subject Themistius en
dc.subject Constantine I en
dc.subject Constantian dynasty en
dc.subject Constantius II en
dc.subject Magnentius en
dc.subject Roman history en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Constantius II, 337-361 en
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- History -- Constantine I, the Great, 306-337 en
dc.subject.lcsh Emperors - Rome en
dc.title The Constantinian origin of Justina (Themistius, Or.3.43b) en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Dr. David Woods, Department of Classics, UCC. Email: Tel. +353 21 490 3491
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Classical Quarterly en
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