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FILIPPNIK

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Philips - Byzantine emperor in 711 - 713 years. Real name was Philips Vartan. He came from a noble Armenian kind. Theophanes says that a recluse in the monastery Kalistratov predicted his imperial power. Vartan confided the secret to his friend, and he denounced the authorities. Right then, Tiberius III ordered him flogged whip-mi, shave, to conclude in fetters and sent to Kefalonia. Justinian II, returning to 705 g. to the throne, told to call him back to the capital, and then exiled to the Chersonese. When 711 g. Chersonesites rose in revolt against Justinian, they proclaimed emperor of Vardan and renamed it to Philips. Learning of this, Justinian I sent against Chersonesites fleet, headed by Patrick Maurus. He has already begun the siege, but Chersonesites called in the aid of the Khazars, and not give Mavra enter the city. Philips, taking advantage of the truce, he fled to the Khazarian kagan. A short time later, the army Moor joined the revolt and begged Hagan that he gave them Philips, which they proclaimed emperor. Kagan connected to an oath of fidelity and demand for farmed out a lot of money. Having finally Philips, the soldiers put him on the ship and went to Constantinople. Capital surrendered them without a fight, the Emperor Justinian was soon captured and beheaded, and philippic was crowned tsar.
. First, he gathered church council, which rejected all decisions of the Sixth Ecumenical Council against Monothelites, overthrew the patriarch Cyrus and John put the heretic
. Then he began to spend carefree and empty life in his palace. A lot of money and precious things collected by previous emperors, he wasted in vain and useless. In conversation it could be taken as a scholar and intellectual, but because he lived indecent and unworthy, in the eyes of all seemed quite insignificant. Besides, he was a great fornicator. Meanwhile, the Bulgarians seized all Thrace, and in their raids reached the walls of the capital, but Arabs captured mussels (Theophanes: 703).

Philips deposition was as swift and absurd, like his ascension. According to Nicephorus, in 713 g. Pentecost, celebrated on the day of the founding emperor of the city, and then, after feasting with friends, taking a nap. At this time, formed a conspiracy against him, which was immediately executed. Someone nicknamed George Vuraf, Patrick, and the commander of troops Op-Syquia, with the knowledge Patrika Fedor sent one of his subordinates, Rufus, with a few troops in Constantinople (Nikephoros: 713). Ruth went to the palace, found the Philips to be asleep, grabbed, brought to an honorable hall prasinov and then gouged out his eyes. The next day, under the name of Anastasia was crowned in the kingdom of the first secretary of Philips Artemij (Theophanes: 705).


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