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(Sorry, moderators, this landed in Rules and announcements because I am such a tiro. I don't know how to delete it from there.)

Does anyone know the full name of Marcellinus, the mentor, financier and treasurer behind the 'usurper' General Magnentius in 351? It was at his house that the usurpation was declared and he features largely in the whole tale, yet I can't find his full name anywhere. I know he became Magister Officiorum under Magnentius and died at Mursa.
According to PLRE 1 (Marcellinus 8, p.546) he is named by Zosimus (II, 42-3, 46), Julian (Orationes, II, 58-9) and Aurelius Victor (Epitome, 41. 22) simply as 'Marcellinus' and no further details on his name are known. Maybe somebody else knows different?
Yes, that's my problem. Hope someone knows more. Thks.
I don't think anyone knows. Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire Vol 1 lists 23 individuals called Marcellinus between AD260 and AD395, and the first 15 are known only by that name. Magnentius' associate is one of them.

Probably, as his nomen is not mentioned in the sources, it was one of the very common 'imperial' ones of the day, and his full name was Aurelius, Valerius, or (most likely) Flavius Marcellinus.

*Edit - just seen Ian Hughes' post above! Sorry for repeating the same info...
....quick'n dirty googlearound gave me that book :
Maybe that will get you further on.
When I'll have more I'll post back.



I thought I recognised that format:

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To 'read' the book just check Wiki ... :dizzy:
..there would be another book -- In German.
Dr. Manfred Clauss (he's that one with the epigraphic database "Clauss/Slaby": )
Der magister officiorum in der Spa╠łtantike (4.-6. Jahrhundert) : das Amt und sein Einfluss auf die kaiserliche Politik
The Magister Officiorum in late antiquity (4-6th Cent AD): the Office and ist influence on imperial politics.
Vestigia ; Bd. 32
It is his habilitational paper from 1979 , which has been published as a book in 1981.
(C.H.Beck, Munich)
Haven't found Access to this one,yet.
Having big Troubles with the bandwith my Internet -provides concedes to me has been hampering my way of surveilling the Internet big time fot the last couple of weeks. :mad:
Can't even open alongside this Website here. I have to quit.