Apollonius (magister militum)

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Apollonius was a Pagan and well-educated. Before 448 he converted to Christianity
Christianity
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings...

. He received two letters by Theodoret
Theodoret
Theodoret of Cyrus or Cyrrhus was an influential author, theologian, and Christian bishop of Cyrrhus, Syria . He played a pivotal role in many early Byzantine church controversies that led to various ecumenical acts and schisms...

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He was magister militum praesentalis in the East at least since 443 and until 451, when he was sent to Attila as ambassador; in that occasion the King of the Huns
Huns
The Huns were a group of nomadic people who, appearing from east of the Volga River, migrated into Europe c. AD 370 and established the vast Hunnic Empire there. Since de Guignes linked them with the Xiongnu, who had been northern neighbours of China 300 years prior to the emergence of the Huns,...

 sent Apollonius back as he had not brought the tribute Attila had been expecting.

Apollonius might be the Flavius Apollonius
Apollonius (consul 460)
Flavius Apollonius was an East Roman consul in 460.He could be identified with that Apollonius who was praetorian prefect of the East in 442-443, or with that Apollonius who was magister militum in 443-451.- Bibliography :...

consul in 460.