| Share


Eudoxia (yōdŏkˈsēə) [key], d. 404, Roman empress of the East (395–404), daughter of a Frankish general and wife of Arcadius. She had a great influence upon her weak husband. She helped bring about the downfall of Eutropius, to whose intrigues she owed her marriage, and the exile of St. John Chrysostom, who had criticized her.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Eudoxia from Infoplease:

  • Eutropius, consul of East Roman Emperor Arcadius - Eutropius Eutropius, d. 399, consul of East Roman Emperor Arcadius. A eunuch of the palace, he ...
  • Pulcheria - Pulcheria Pulcheria , 399–453, Roman empress of the East (414–53), daughter of Arcadius ...
  • Arcadius - Arcadius Arcadius , c.377–408, Roman emperor of the East (395–408), son and successor ...
  • Saint John Chrysostom - John Chrysostom, Saint John Chrysostom, Saint [Gr.,=golden-mouth], c.347–407, Doctor of the ...
  • Vandals - Vandals Vandals, ancient Germanic tribe. They originated in N Jutland and, along with other ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Ancient History, Late Roman and Byzantine: Biographies

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring