In 467 the emperor Anthemius rewarded him for the panegyric which he had written in honour of him by raising him to the post of prefect of Rome, and afterwards to the dignity of a patrician and senator.
ANTHEMIUS, Greek mathematician and architect, who produced, under the patronage of Justinian (A.D.
It is related of Anthemius that, having a quarrel with his next-door neighbour Zeno, he annoyed him in two ways.
In the course of constructions for surfaces to reflect to one and the same point (1) all rays in whatever direction passing through another point, (2) a set of parallel rays, Anthemius assumes a property of an ellipse not found in Apollonius (the equality of the angles subtended at a.
On Anthemius generally, see Procopius, De Aedific. i.
In 472 Olybrius was sent to Italy by the emperor Leo to assist the emperor Anthemius against his son-in-law Ricimer, but, having entered into negotiations with the latter, was himself proclaimed emperor against his will, and on the murder of his rival ascended the throne unopposed.
During his minority the empire was ably ruled by the praetorian prefect Anthemius and Pulcheria, who became her brother's guardian in 414.
Upon his death in 465 - said to be due to the poison of Ricimer - this emperor-maker ruled the West for eighteen months without an emperor, and then accepted Leo's candidate Anthemius, diplomatically married his daughter, and for some time lived in peace with him.
Anthemius was massacred and Rome was a prey to Ricimer's soldiers.
In the last year of his reign, Anthemius (praetorian prefect) was the chief adviser and support of the throne.