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Claudius Mamertinus (fl. mid-late 4th century AD) was an official in the Roman Empire. In late 361 he took part in the Chalcedon tribunal to condemn the ministers of Constantius II, and in 362, he was made consul as a reward by the new Emperor Julian; on January 1 of that year he delivered a panegyric in Constantinople
Constantinople
by way of thanks to the Emperor. The text of this is extant, preserved in the Panegyrici Latini; it is there followed by two panegyrics from three quarters of a century earlier, addressed to the Emperor Maximian
Maximian
(the first delivered in 289 and the second in 290 or 291). The text of the Panegyrici that has survived also attributes these also to Claudius Mamertinus; it is unclear whether there was an older orator of the same name or the text is corrupt. The Claudius Mamertinus made consul in 362 later went on to become praetorian prefect of Italy, Africa, and Illyria
Illyria
before being removed from public office in 368 for embezzlement. External links[edit]

The "Gratiarum Actio Juliano Augusto" [ Panegyric to Julian] in Migne's Patrologia Latina, Vol. XVIII, hosted at Documenta Catholica Omnia and the Latin Wikisource (in Latin)

Political offices

Preceded by Taurus, Florentius Consul of the Roman Empire 362 with Nevitta Succeeded by Flavius Claudius Julianus Augustus IV, Sallustius

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 236624138 LCCN: n87923939 ISNI: 0000 0000 6631 0563 GND: 118576909 SELIBR: 284333 SUDOC: 028931416 BNF:

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