1. The daughter of the Frank Bauto, married to the emperor Arcadius, A. D. 395, by whom she had four daughters, Flacilla or Flaccilla or Falcilla, Pulcheria, Arcadia, and Marina, and one son, Theodosius II. or the younger.
She was a woman of high spirit, and exercised great influence over her husband: to her persuasion his giving up of the eunuch Eutropius into the power of his enemies may be ascribed.
She was involved in a fierce contest with Chrysostom, who fearlessly inveighed against the avarice and luxury of the court, and scrupled not to attack the empress herself.
The particulars of the struggle are given elsewhere. [CHRYSOSTOMUS, JOANNES.] She died of a miscarriage in the sixth consulship of Honorius, A. D. 404, or, according to Theophanes, A. D. 406.
The date of her death is carefully discussed by Tillemont. (Histoire des Empereurs,
vol. v. p. 785.) Cedrenus narrates some curious particulars of her death, but their credibility is very doubtful. (Philostorgius, Hist. Eccles. apud Photium ;
Marcellinus, (Chronicon ;
Socrates, Hist. Eccles.
6.18; Cassiodor. Hist. Tripart.
10.20; Theophanes, Chronographia ad
A. M. 5892, 97, 98, Alex. era; Cedrenus, Compend.
vol. i. p. 585, ed. Bonn.)