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Anastasius (Emperor)
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Born in Dyrrachium in circa 430 CE, little is known about Anastasius’ early life. He pursued a career at the imperial court and became one of the 30 silentiaries. His interest in theological matters is clear from his habit of preaching private sermons to a select congregation in the Great Church, an action that incurred the wrath of the patriarch (Patriarchs), Euphemius of Constantinople. Anastasius, however, went on to become a candidate for the patriarchy of Antioch in 488 CE after the death of Peter the Fuller.…

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Haarer, F.K., “Anastasius (Emperor)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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