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 Chronographia tripertita

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Author(s): Neil, Bronwen
- Anastasius Bibliothecarius Date: 871-74 Original Language: Greek Description The Chronographia tripertita is made up of excerpts from three ninth-century iconophile sources: 1. Nicephorus of Constantinople’s Chronographikon Syntomon, a series of date tables for various significant figures in the history of the world, from Adam and the Jewish patriarchs, to the Byzantine emperors up to Michael III, and empresses of Byzantium up to Eudocia, as well as lists of the books of the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha. The sec…

Anastasius Bibliothecarius

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Author(s): Neil, Bronwen
Biography Anastasius was brought up in Rome with Latin as his mother tongue, and acquired some knowledge of Greek at an early age. Created cardinal by Pope Leo IV in 847 or 848, Anastasius joined the imperial party opposed to Pope Leo and was exiled and excommunicated. Upon Leo's death in July 855, Anastasius marched on Rome with an army in an attempt to install himself on the papal throne. After only three days he was deposed by supporters of Benedict III. He was later readmitted to lay communion by Benedict.   Soon after the inauguration of Pope Hadrian II on 14 December 867, Anastas…