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Pusaeus

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Flavius Illustrius Pusaeus was a 5th-century politician of the Roman Empire and a student of the Greek philosopher Proclus.

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Pusaeus studied Greek philosophy, specifically Neoplatonism, under Proclus.[1] The other students in Proclus' school were Rufinus (high-level Athenian official), Severianus (provincial governor), Pamprepius (lecturer and supporter of Illus' rebellion), Marcellinus (patrician and magister militum of Dalmatia), Anthemius (Roman consul and emperor), and Flavius Messius Phoebus Severus (consul, patrician and prefect of Rome).[1] In 465, Pusaeus held the position of praetorian prefect of the East.[1][2] In 467, he was a consul while Anthemius was head of the Western Roman Empire.[1][2] In Constantinople, there is an inscription in Latin surrounded by inscriptions in Greek that reads: "Pusaeus, no less than the great Anthemius, strengthened towers and walls".[3] Pusaeus died sometime before 486.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 O'Meara 2003, pp. 20–21.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Martindale 1980, p. 930.
  3. Grosvenor 1900, p. 613.

Sources[change | change source]

  • Grosvenor, Edwin Augustus (1900). Constantinople. Vol. II. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company.
  • Martindale, J. R. (1980). The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire (Volume II A.D. 395–527). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • O'Meara, Dominic (2003). Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-925758-2.