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THEODOSIUS III

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Theodosius III - Byzantine emperor in 715-717 years.

Theodosius, a man, according to Theophanes, simple and trivial, was tax collector in Adramitii. In 715 g. adhering here Opsikieva Legion soldiers proclaimed him emperor. Theodosia fled from rebels in the mountains, but they find him and forcibly clothed in imperial dress. After that, within six months the rebels fought with the city fleet of Constantinople, finally betrayal entered the capital, devastated her and have created a lot of illegalities. Emperor Anastasius II, at the beginning of the rebellion fled to Nicaea, surrendered into the hands of Theodosius, and he was exiled to Salonika (Theophanes: 707).

Theodosius came to power in a very difficult time. Because of the many troubles ruined management empire, and yet the Arabs were threatening Constantinople itself already. By approaching the capital of a large army and navy in the number of up to 1800 ships. Learning of this, military and state governors, due to inexperience of Theodosius and his inability to resist the enemies who came to him with persuasion, asked to release the throne and, without any harm to themselves, to become a private person. Theodosia, heeding their entreaties, laid down his power (Nikephoros: 716). Together with his son, he took monastic vows as a monk and the rest of his days spent in Ephesus complete rest (Theophanes: 708). He distinguished himself an ascetic way of life, so that after the death of the local people long revered as a saint (Dashkov: 'Theodosia third').


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