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Marcian

(mär`shən), 396–457, Roman emperor of the East (450–57); successor of Theodosius II, whose sister PulcheriaPulcheria
, 399–453, Roman empress of the East (414–53), daughter of Arcadius and Eudoxia. She became coruler with her brother, Theodosius II, and regent in 414. Theodosius remained under her influence most of his life.
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 he married in 450. Orthodox in religious affairs, he convoked (451) the Council of Chalcedon (see Chalcedon, Council ofChalcedon, Council of,
fourth ecumenical council, convened in 451 by Pulcheria and Marcian, empress and emperor of the East, to settle the scandal of the Robber Synod and to discuss Eutychianism (see Eutyches).
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). He curtailed court expenses and endeavored to lighten taxation. His refusal to pay tribute to AttilaAttila
, d. 453, king of the Huns (445–53). After 434 he was coruler with his brother, whom he murdered in 445. In 434, Attila obtained tribute and great concessions for the Huns in a treaty with the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II, but, taking advantage of Roman wars
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 precipitated the Hunnic invasion of the Roman Empire. With him the Theodosian dynasty came to an end in the East. Leo I succeeded him.
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The information we have about the suicidal adolescent reaches the reader in a fragmentary, random manner, from the memories, the impressions and the assumptions of other characters, with whom he had been in contact: from Elena, his mother, from Marcian (his mother's lover), especially from Nory (Elena's friend from adolescence), from Ghighi shows off and even from the author.
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Marcian's intervention was effective in promoting theological unity in the west of the empire, since Chalcedon substantially supported Pope Leo's position, which swayed discussion now that it could be properly heard.
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(28) While not cited specifically, the sources for this lex and ius were the late third-century Gregorian and Hermogenian Codes; extracts from the commentaries and legal opinions of the third-century jurists Marcian, Ulpian, and Paul; the Theodosian Code (CTh); and some post-Theodosian Novels.
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Under Pulcheria's influence, the new emperor, her husband, Marcian, called the Council of Chalcedon in 451, which defined the orthodox doctrine of the two natures of Christ.
ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Javier Solana, High Representative for the European Union (EU) Foreign Policy alongwith Jan De Kok, Ambassador/Head of Delegation and Boguslaw Marcian Majewski, Head of Task Force called on President Asif Ali Zardari here in the Presidency on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Javier Solana, High Representative for the European Union (EU) Foreign Policy alongwith Jan De Kok, head of delegation and Boguslaw Marcian Majewski, Head of Task Force called on President Asif Ali Zardari here in the Presidency on Monday.
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