The only contemporary source that reports on Palladius is the Chronicle of Hydatius by Aquae Flaviae . According to him, the co-emperor was a son of Petronius Maximus from a previous marriage. In the second half of the 430s he could have held the praetur .
After taking over the rule on March 17, 455, his father named him Caesar and married him to one of the two daughters of his predecessor Valentinian III. Usually one assumes a marriage with the older daughter Eudocia , Dirk Henning suspects, however, that the younger daughter Placidia could have become the wife of Palladius. However, because Eudocia was already engaged to the vandal Hunerich , his father Geiserich took the forced marriage as an opportunity to attack and plunder Rome . Petronius Maximus was killed on May 31, 455 while on the run, and depending on the source he was stoned by Burgundian foederati or the plebs urbana (the people of Rome) or slain by a Roman soldier named Ursus. Then the trace of Palladius is lost, who in all probability also died.
- Hydatius , Chronica , p. a. 455.31
- Henning Börm : Westrom. From Honorius to Justinian . Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-17-023276-1 .
- Dirk Henning: Periclitans res Publica. Empire and elites in the crisis of the Western Roman Empire 454 / 5–493 AD Steiner, Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-515-07485-6 ( Historia. Individual writings 133), (At the same time: Marburg, Univ., Diss., 1998 ).
- Henning Börm : Hydatius von Aquae Flaviae and the unity of the Roman Empire in the 5th century. In: Bruno Bleckmann , Timo Stickler (ed.): Greek profane historians of the fifth century AD ( Historia-Einzelschriften Volume 228). Stuttgart 2014, pp. 195-214.
- Dirk Henning: Periclitans res Publica: Empire and Elites in the Crisis of the Western Roman Empire 454 / 5-493 AD Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-515-07485-6 , p. 28 f. ( Online )
- Dirk Henning: Periclitans res Publica: Empire and Elites in the Crisis of the Western Roman Empire 454 / 5-493 AD Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-515-07485-6 , p. 30 ( online ).
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Palladius, Flavius|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Son of the Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th century|
|DATE OF DEATH||455|