The final commission of Artemius the former dux Aegypti
Author: Woods, David
Source: Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Volume 23, 1999 , pp. 1-24(24)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:It is normally assumed that Artemius was dux Aegypti at the time of his martyrdom at Antioch on 20 October 362. The present paper argues that Constantius II had actually promoted him as his magister equitum per Orientem about a year beforehand, just before his own death. In accordance with his anti-Christian bias, however, Ammianus Marcellinus conceals this fact in order to create a false association between Artemius and the disreputable bishop George of Alexandria, attacking not only the cult of martyrs in general but that of Artemius at Antioch in particular.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999-01-01