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Anicius Hermogenianus Olybrius

Anicius Hermogenianus Olybrius was the son of Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus and his wife, Anicia Faltonia Proba. Therefore, he was the brother of Anicius Probinus and an Unnamed gentleman (#1).

I have found numerous mentions that he served as Western consul in 395, and that his brother Anicius Probinus also served as consul in this year. This left me at something of a loss as neither of these gentlemen would have been old enough in this year, but I believe I have found the solution to this problem. It would seem that the Roman Senate, in honor of, or perhaps out of fear of, their father Sextus Claudius Petronius Probus awarded both brothers the consulship in 395 while they were still children. Claudian even addressed one of his poems to these two noble youths.

He married Anicia Juliana (2) and died in 410 while attempting to flee Rome with his mother, wife, and daughter Demetrias.

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