Papianilla (wife of Sidonius Apollinaris)

Papianilla
Papianilla (floruit 455) was an aristocrat of Roman Gaul.wikipedia
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She was the daughter of Eparchius Avitus, who rose from the Gallo-Roman senatorial aristocracy to become Western Roman Emperor from 455 to 456.
Avitus had two sons, Agricola (fl 455 – living 507, a vir illustris) and Ecdicius Avitus (later patricius and magister militum under Emperor Julius Nepos) and a daughter Papianilla; she married Sidonius Apollinaris, whose letters and panegyrics remain an important source for Avitus' life and times.

Agricola (vir inlustris)

Agricola
Papianilla had two brothers, Agricola and Ecdicius, and possibly some sisters; she was related to another Papianilla (wife of the prefect Tonantius Ferreolus).
Agricola was the son of Avitus, and therefore the brother of Ecdicius and Papianilla.

Papianilla (wife of Tonantius Ferreolus)

Papianilla
Papianilla had two brothers, Agricola and Ecdicius, and possibly some sisters; she was related to another Papianilla (wife of the prefect Tonantius Ferreolus).
Another Papianilla, the wife of the poet Sidonius Apollinaris, was a relative of hers.

Sidonius Apollinaris

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Before her father's rise to the throne (455), she married Sidonius Apollinaris, another aristocrat, with whom she had three or four children: Apollinaris, Severiana, Roscia and Alcima (the latter, mentioned only in Gregory of Tours and not in Sidonius letters, being possibly another name for Severiana or Roscia).
Sidonius married Papianilla, the daughter of Emperor Avitus, around 452.

Ecdicius

Ecdicius Avitus
Papianilla had two brothers, Agricola and Ecdicius, and possibly some sisters; she was related to another Papianilla (wife of the prefect Tonantius Ferreolus).
Ecdicius was elevated to the rank of patrician by the new emperor Julius Nepos, and invested with the title magister militum praesentialis, apparently with the intent to wage war against the Visigoths; when Sidonius learned of this promotion, he shared his hopes with his wife Papianilla that Ecdicius might gain victories and be rewarded with the Consulate.

Apollinaris of Clermont

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Before her father's rise to the throne (455), she married Sidonius Apollinaris, another aristocrat, with whom she had three or four children: Apollinaris, Severiana, Roscia and Alcima (the latter, mentioned only in Gregory of Tours and not in Sidonius letters, being possibly another name for Severiana or Roscia).
Apollinaris was the son of the aristocrat and poet Sidonius Apollinaris and Papianilla.

Roman Gaul

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Papianilla (floruit 455) was an aristocrat of Roman Gaul.

Roman emperor

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She was the daughter of Eparchius Avitus, who rose from the Gallo-Roman senatorial aristocracy to become Western Roman Emperor from 455 to 456.

Tonantius Ferreolus (prefect)

Tonantius Ferreolus
Papianilla had two brothers, Agricola and Ecdicius, and possibly some sisters; she was related to another Papianilla (wife of the prefect Tonantius Ferreolus).

History of Auvergne

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Papianilla brought her husband the estate called Avitacum in Auvergne.

List of glassware

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Her husband gave away silver vessels from their home to the poor, but she criticised him so he bought them back.

Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire

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* "Papianilla 2", Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, Volume 2, p. 830.

Papianilla

Papianilla (wife of Sidonius Apollinaris) (floruit 455), Roman noblewoman