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Anastasius I

(ănəstā`shəs, –zhəs), c.430–518, Roman emperor of the East (491–518); successor of Zeno, whose widow he married. He broke the power that the Isaurians had enjoyed since Leo I, made peace with Persia, maintained friendly relations with Theodoric the Great, and made Clovis I an ally. He built a wall to protect Constantinople against the Slavs and Bulgars. His reign saw the revision of tax collection and the abolition of gladiatorial contests. His Monophysite inclinations stirred religious unrest throughout the empire. Anastasius was succeeded by Justin I.

Anastasius I

 

Born circa 430; died July 9 or 10, 518. Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire from 491.

After a lengthy struggle Anastasius secured the full submission of the military and landholding Isaurian aristocracy that had enjoyed tremendous influence under previous emperors of Byzantium. Anastasius I relied for support on the trade and moneylending aristocracy. He strove to put the state’s finances in order. He abolished the khrisargir, the tax imposed in 314 on the townspeople who engaged in trade or handicraft, and introduced a monetary land tax (khrisotelia) in place of the supply of provisions and recruits for the army. Around 500 he promulgated a law that gave a tenant the right to a piece of land he had rented for 30 years, provided the prescribed payments had been made. Anastasius supported the Monophysites. He suppressed the uprisings led by Vitalian, commander of the federates (513–15). He fortified Constantinople, completing the building of the Long Walls. In 502–05 (or 502–06) he engaged in war against Iran.

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When the Huns lured the king into the great pit, he flung it away-- Procopius tells the story--nor was it ever found again, though the Emperor Anastasius offered five hundred-weight of gold pieces for it.
In Rome today has dawned as one of the greatest feasts there, which is celebrated by a great concourse of the people; we are uniting ourselves to our brothers and sisters there in one body, under one head [a reference to Pope Anastasius of Rome], absent indeed in body, but still present in spirit.
Procopius tells of an unsuccessful Samaritan attempt to demolish the church in the reign of the Emperor Anastasius (491-518).
When and how can the Danube be a "Strom der Zukunft"--to repeat Qian's citation of Anastasius Grtin's 1850 poem--and of what kind of future?
3, "Saint Basilius, bishop" (the priest Anastasius sheltering a leper), 74, lines 480-89; AElfric, Lives of Saints 2.
A closer examination, however, reveals the strong influence by the leading Pietist hymnals, Geistreiches Gesang-Buch and Neues Geistreiches Gesangbuch, compiled and published by Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen (1670-1739).
She sees the use of these terms as having their beginnings in a distinction made by Gelasius I in a letter to Emperor Anastasius in 494, referred to as the 'two swords theory', of difference between ecclesiastical and imperial power.
I don't think the crisis in the clergy has been so great since the time of Anastasius.
38) For example, Gelasius wrote a letter to Emperor Anastasius advocating for the Church to remain free from interference from the State's power.
The response from ystanbul 1st Cultural Assets Conservation Board indicates that the new roads built in connection with the third bridge project that will stretch west through the city will go through the remains of four ancient cities that have been declared archaeological sites, as well as the yncey-iz caves in the Ecatalca region and the historic Anastasius city walls in Silivri.
Most recently published is "Exegesis and Intertextuality in Anastasius of Sinai's Homily on the Transfiguration," Studia patristiea 68 (2013).
Indeed, it is datable in the first years of the sixth century (19), under the government (and probable commission) of Anastasius, mentioned in lines 403-40 (20).