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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.
Following the decision, judge Ravinthran Paramaguru ordered the petitioner, Jikulin [email protected] Anastasius who was the Warisan candidate in the 14th general election to pay RM10,000 in cost to Jeffrey.
There was a further rebellion from 491-518 ad under the emperor Anastasius I and Mount Gerizim was re-occupied, and then reconquered by Procopius, the governor of Edessa.
In the Church of the Apostles, the family that commissioned the floor is praised: 'O Lord God who has made the heavens and the earth, give life to Anastasius, to Thomas and Theodora.' (Was Thomas the model for the boy with the toy chariot?) But more unusually the person who made the floor slips in his own name after theirs.
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.
Yannis Papadogiannakis, on the other hand, sees in the seventhcentury erotapokriseis by Anastasius of Sinai a revealing day-to-day guidebook for Christians in a freshly Muslim world.
Church and State in the Later Roman Empire: The Religious Policy of Anastasius I.
"The Military Edict of Anastasius from Perge: A Preliminary Report", in Le metier de soldat dans le monde romain, Lyon, ed.
Flavius Anastasius, el banquero de Constantinopla de quien dos cabecillas aldeanos de Afrodito tomaron en prestamo la suma relativamente pequena de 20 solidi en el ano 541 esperaba el reembolso en su filial (apotheke) de Alejandria.
Procopius tells of an unsuccessful Samaritan attempt to demolish the church in the reign of the Emperor Anastasius (491-518).
See also AElfric, Lives of Saints 1.3, "Saint Basilius, bishop" (the priest Anastasius sheltering a leper), 74, lines 480-89; AElfric, Lives of Saints 2.30, "Passion of St.
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?