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Anatolius of Constantinople
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Anatolius was bishop of Constantinople (449–458 CE) during the Council of Chalcedon (451 CE) and one of the key figures responsible for drafting the Chalcedonian Definition. His role in the events surrounding the council brought him into conflict with Leo the Great of Rome, particularly concerning the controversial canon 28, which gave the see of Constantinople preeminence after Rome, and Leo’s frequently hostile letters are a crucial source for reconstructing Anatolius’ career. His early life i…

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Gwynn, David M. , “Anatolius of Constantinople”, 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 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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