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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, Euphemius of Constantinople. Anastasius, however, went on to become a candidate for the patriarchy of …

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Haarer , Fiona, “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 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00000150>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20190209



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