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Anicia Juliana

Anicia Juliana was the daughter of Emperor Anicius Olybrius and his wife, Placidia.

She was born and spent most of her life in and around Constantinople. In that city she was highly respected as being one of the richest people in the city. As such, she renovated a number of churches in Contantinople, including the family church of St. Euphemia, and between 524 and 527 built the Church of Saint Polyeuktos, which was built in direct imitation of the famous Temple of Solomon in Palestine. In building the Church of Saint Polyeukos, she aroused the envy of Constantinople's most powerful church builder, the Emperor Justinian.

Anicia Juliana married Flavius Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobindus. With whom she had a son named Olybrius. She died in either 527 or 528.

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