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Aetius

(āē`shēəs), d. 367, Syrian theologian. He became prominent (c.350) as an exponent of the extreme ArianismArianism
, Christian heresy founded by Arius in the 4th cent. It was one of the most widespread and divisive heresies in the history of Christianity. As a priest in Alexandria, Arius taught (c.
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 developed mainly by his secretary EunomiusEunomius
, c.A.D. 333–A.D. 393?, bishop of Cyzicus (c.361), founder of the Eunomian heresy. He was a disciple and secretary of Aetius whose extreme Arianism he adopted. His followers were called Eunomians or Anomoeans [Gr.
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. Members of his party were called Aetians and Anomoeans.

Aetius,

c.396–454, Roman general. At first unfriendly to Valentinian IIIValentinian III,
419–55, Roman emperor of the West (425–55). Two years after the death of his uncle, Honorius, he was placed on the throne by his cousin Theodosius II, who deposed the usurper John.
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, he later made his peace with Valentinian's mother, Galla PlacidiaGalla Placidia
, c.388–450, Roman empress of the West, daughter of Theodosius I. Captured by Alaric I in the course of his Italian campaign, she was held by the Visigoths as a hostage and married (414) Alaric's successor Ataulf.
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, and was given a command in Gaul. An ambitious general, he was embroiled in difficulties with his rival BonifaceBoniface
, d. 432, Roman general. He defended (413) Marseilles against the Visigoths under Ataulf. Having supported Galla Placidia in her struggle with her brother, Emperor Honorius, Boniface fled to Africa in 422.
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, who defeated him near Rimini in 432. Aetius went briefly into exile among the Huns but returned in 433 and rose to be the chief ruler of the Western Empire. He defeated the Germans in Gaul, then crowned his career by commanding (451) Roman and Visigothic troops in the repulse of Attila and the Huns in the battle near the modern Châlons-en-Champagne—a battle generally said to have saved the West. Valentinian, presumably jealous of Aetius' success, had him murdered.
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The lifespan of Aetius of Amida (500-550) corresponds with the last phase of the flourishing of Byzantine trade in the Indian Ocean.
In the debates from the 350s to 370s, the term served as the watchword for the Nicenes, while heteroousios became a key term for Aetius, Eunomius, and the so-called Neo-Arian party.
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Just as Balbus sets beauty as a goal for Zeno's cosmic craftsman, so in Aetius we find that any beauty that appears is supposed to clue us in to the existence of a rational craftsman behind it.
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Breast cancer re-appeared in the medical literature of the 1st century AD; Aetius of Amida probably first described Paget's cancer of the nipple.
In Pythagorean number symbolism the tetractys was considered very important and a certain Aetius (1st century CE) in his Vetusta Placita (1.
The indispensable general Aetius refutes as subversive the complaints he constantly hears about Valentinian, and though it has been sensibly argued that through him Fletcher is discrediting absolutist theory, (71) I would contend that Aetius's real misconception lies in applying any theory to what is sui generis.
Some time in the early 440s (the usual date, as in Katalin Escher's title, of AD 443 being less certain than one might imagine) the Roman patricius and magister militum, Aetius settled some Burgundians in an area called Sapaudia apparently centred on Lac Leman and Vindonissa (Windisch).