On this day in 408, the Emperor Arcadius died from an unnamed illness. Comes Marcellinus notes briefly:
“The emperor Arcadius’ life came to an end. He ruled for 13 years after his father Theodosius”.
Following what had become imperial tradition, Arcadius was buried in a porphyry sarcophagus at the Mausoleum of Constantine at the Apostoleion. The emperor had, however, extended the building, constructing a stoa to the south. This was large enough to hold only three tombs and held those of Arcadius, his wife and (later) their son Theodosius II.