Satornilos may possibly be the comes domesticorum (see Notitia
dignitatum, I. 14-16, but especially chap. XV.), a man of wealth and
rank, who was put to death by the Empress Eudokia in the year 444
a.d., a deed which greatly incensed her husband, the Emperor Theo-
dosius II., who took revenge by depriving her of the state and rank
of empress. This comes domesticorum is generally called Saturninus
by the historians of the period, but Priskos Panetes and Sokrates
Scholastikos use the grecized form Satornilos (Priskos Panetes in
Miiller, Fragmcnta historicoritm graecorum, IV., pp. 93, 94 : kol
7rpos tovto eTreVeucre ySacrtAevs, Kai %aropv[\ov TrepLovcria, Kai yevei
KoapiovfJLevov duyarepa. dprjKei 8ioo~eiv. Tov Se ^aTopviXov avr]py)K€L
'AOrjvais rj kol EuSoKta). He was consul with Merobaudes in the year
383 a.d., the year in which Arcadius was proclaimed Augustus by his
father, Theodosius I. (Socratis Scholastici, Historiae Ecclesiasticae,
5, io, 5 : tote 8rj 6 /5ao~iA.eu? tov vlov 'ApKaSiov Avyovcrrov dvrjyopevae
Kara TTjv VTvarelav M.epoyav8ov to Bevrtpov Kai ^aropvcXov, rfj eKK-aiSeKari/
tov 'lavovapLov p.rjvos).
'Y-rrep eu^iy? is analogous to the formula virep vikt/s or i-ep vlkt]<; Kai
o-ojT?7pta?, which corresponds to the Latin pro salute and pro salute
et victoria (Mittheilungen d. Deutsch. Arch. lust., 1881, p. 312).
In mosaic pavement of Byzantine CJmrcJi. Lengt/i, 0.81
'AA.U77105 /car' ev^jjv tco aytco tottco.
"Alypios to the Holy Place, according to his vow."
Alypios was a common name for bishops. See Le Quien, Oriens
Christianus, I. 201, 376, 552; II. .154, 205*, 551, 761, 1019, etc.