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Theodosius I

(Flavius Theodosius; ca. 346–395). “The Great”; grandfather of Theodosius* II; b. Sp.; co-Augustus (with Gratian*) for the E 379; made peace with Goths along the Danube 379–386; bap. 380; opposed Arianism* and other heresies and sects; ordered a massacre as countermeasure against a riot at Thessalonica ca. 390 and was barred from ch. and suspended from Communion by Ambrose* till performing pub. penance; sole emp. September 5, 394, till his death January 17, 395. See also Christian Church, History of the, I 4; Church and State, 3; Constantinople, Council of, ##

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