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Nepotian (350 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.

Salve Regina University

A Bust of the Emperor  Nepotian (c) 1998 Princeton Economic Institute

Julius Nepotian, the son of Eutropia, the half-sister of Constantine the Great, declared himself emperor at Rome on 3 June 350. With a band of gladiators he attacked Rome but was killed by Magnentius' generals on 30 June 350, twenty-eight days after the beginning of the revolt. His head was put on a spear and carried around Rome.


Barnes, T.D, Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire, Cambridge, 1993.

Jones, A.H.M. J.R. Martindale, and J. Morris. "Iul. Nepotianus 5" the Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Cambridge, 1971, 1.624.

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