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Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


Flabianos, patriarch of constantinople 446–48, successor of Proclus. Flavian deposed the Archimandrite Eutyches for teaching monophysite doctrine. Emperor Theodosius II (408–50) convoked a council, known from Leo the Great's description of it as the Latrocinium, the Brigandage of Ephesus, which deposed and ill-treated Flavian, who died probably on his way into exile. It was to Flavian that the celebrated Tomos of Leo the Great was addressed. It was not read at the Latrocinium but was the most influential document presented to the Council of Chalcedon. Flavian's feast in the Byzantine calendar is 16 February. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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