Anastasius II

Anastasius II

▪ Byzantine emperor
original name  Artemis 

      (d. 721), Byzantine emperor from 713 to 715.

      He was chosen to take the throne after an army coup deposed Philippicus, whose secretary he had been. Anastasius reversed the ecclesiastical policies of Philippicus and tried to reform the army before he, too, was deposed. Assuring Pope Constantine of his orthodoxy, Anastasius withdrew Philippicus' monothelite decrees, which had imposed the heretical doctrine of a single will of Christ. Militarily, he fortified Constantinople, selected the island of Rhodes as a Byzantine naval base, and sent the Isaurian Leo, the future emperor Leo III, to defend Syria against the Arabs. In the meantime, troops in the Opsikian province rebelled and proclaimed as emperor Theodosius, a local tax collector, who was seated (715) in Constantinople after a six-month civil war. Anastasius fled and became a monk in Thessalonica in 716. Failing in an attempt to regain his throne in 720, he was executed by Theodosius' successor, Leo III.

born , Rome [Italy]
died Nov. 19, 498, Rome

      pope from Nov. 24, 496, to 498.

      In notifying the Byzantine emperor Anastasius I of his accession, Anastasius expressed a conciliatory attitude toward the late patriarch Acacius of Constantinople, who had been deposed and excommunicated in 484 by Pope St. Felix III. The Acacian Schism resulted from this act. The pope's reception of the Byzantine deacon Photinus, sent to Rome by a supporter of Acacius, was followed by a schism at Rome and the charge that the pope desired to rehabilitate Acacius. Anastasius died in the midst of the controversy, and his actions have led many to consider him a traitor to the western cause.

      A confused tradition blamed Anastasius for being led by Photinus into heretical opinions concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ. Dante (Inferno XI, 8) placed him among the heretics in the sixth circle of hell.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Anastasius — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung des Namens 2 Namenstag 3 Päpste mit dem Namen Anastasius 4 Wei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anastasius I. — Anastasius I. Der heilige Anastasius I. († 19. Dezember 401) war vom 27. November 399 (nach Prosper Tiro von Aquitanien 398) bis Dezember 401 Papst. Anastasius bedeutet: der Auferstandene (griech.). Über das Leben und Wirken Anastasius I. sind… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anastasius — Anastasius,   Päpste:    1) Anastasius I. (399 401 oder 402 ?), Römer, ✝ Rom 19. 12. 401 (?) oder Dezember 402 (?); bestärkte die afrikanische Kirche im Kampf gegen die Donatisten. Heiliger (Tag: 27. 4.).    2) Anastasius II. (496 498), Römer, ✝… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Anastasius II. — Anastasius II. Anastasius II. († 17. November 498) war Papst vom 24. November 496 bis zu seinem Tode. Er war Römer und Sohn des Presbyters Petrus. Er lebte in der Anfangszeit der ostgotischen Herrschaft unter Theoderich und zur Zeit des Schismas… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anastasius I — Anastasius II or Anastasios II could refer to: *Anastasius I (emperor) *Pope Anastasius I …   Wikipedia

  • Anastasius II —     Pope Anastasius II     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Anastasius II     A native of Rome, elected 24 Nov., 496; d. 16 Nov., 498. His congratulatory letter to Clovis , on the occasion of the latter s conversion is now deemed a forgery of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anastasius IV —     Pope Anastasius IV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Anastasius IV     Crowned 12 July, 1153; d. in Rome, 3 December of the following year. It was during his pontificate and owing to his exertions that the Pantheon was restored. He also… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anastasius II — or Anastasios II could refer to: *Anastasios II (emperor) *Pope Anastasius II …   Wikipedia

  • Anastasĭus — (gr., der Auferstandene). I. Byzantinische Kaiser: 1) A. I. Dikoros (weil er verschiedenfarbige Augäpfel hatte), stammte aus Epidamnus u. war um 430 geboren; er ward Geistlicher u. war bereits zum Patriarchen von Antiochien bestimmt, als 491… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Anastasius — Anastasius, 1) vier Päpste: A. I., Römer, Sohn des Presbyters Maximus, Papst von 398 (oder 399) bis 401; man hat von ihm Fragmente einiger die origenistischen Streitigkeiten betreffender Briefe. – A. II., 496–498. – A. III., 911–913. – A. IV.,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Anastasius [1] — Anastasius, Benedictiner aus Rom, bekehrte unter St. Stephan viele Ungarn, wurde von diesem Fürsten zum Bischof von Kolocza ernannt, war im J. 1000 als Gesandter in Rom und brachte St. Stephan von dem Papste den Königstitel mit und verrichtete… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”