from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Theodosius I Known as "Theodosius the Great.” A.D. 346?-395. Emperor of Rome who ruled jointly (379-392) with Gratian and Valentinian II and independently (392-395). He prohibited pagan practices and in his will divided the empire between his two sons.

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  • n. the last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395)


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