Valentinian


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Related to Valentinian: Valentinian II, Emperor Gratian

Val•en•tin•i•an

(ˌvæl ənˈtɪn i ən)

also Val•en•tin•i•a•nus

(-ˌtɪn iˈeɪ nəs)
n.
1. Valentinian I, A.D. 321?–375, emperor of the Western Roman Empire 364–375.
2. Valentinian II, A.D. c371–392, emperor of the Western Roman Empire 375–392.
3. Valentinian III, A.D. 419?–455, emperor of the Western Roman Empire 425–455.
References in classic literature ?
Ausonius, 9 the friend of the Emperor Valentinian, and the latest poet of eminence in the Western Empire, has handed down some of these fables in verse, which Julianus Titianus, a contemporary writer of no great name, translated into prose.
1184) that concern a very grave matter: the year is 364 CE and Antioch has just sent an embassy to bring crowns to the new emperor Valentinian I at Constantinople.
Among these are many Roman coins depicting the emperors Constantine the Great and Valentinian and luxury ceramics imported from the province of Pannonia.A surprising discovery was the grave of a woman from the Migration era (5th -6th AD) containing a deformed skull.
Among their topics are an emperor for all seasons: Maximian and the transformation of his political representation, Constantine's son Crispus and his image in contemporary panegyrical accounts, the Constantinians' return to the West: Julian's depiction of Constantius II in Oration 1, Valentinian as portrayed by Ammianus: a kaleidoscopic image, and Claudian Stilicho at the urbs: Roman legitimacy for the half-barbarian regent.
The last bishop of Tomis was probably Valentinian, who, in mid-6th century, kept correspondence with Pope Virgil.
(20.) The Gospel of Truth is one of the Gnostic texts written in Greek between 140 and 180 by Valentinian Gnostics lost until the Nag Hammadi discovery in 1945, http://gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html.
(33) John Fletcher, Valentinian, in Four Jacobean Sex Tragedies, ed.
Thus we can speak about a certain dualistic tendency within this type of gnosis and it can be found in Classic (Sethian) Gnosticism, Basilidian (12) or Valentinian gnosis.
Facing the question of how to deal with complex foreign relations in the later fourth century in the dual reign of Valentinian and Valens, he weighs methodology against respect for his readers.