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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson


Nephew of Anastasius I. Probus introduced Severus of Antioch to Anastasius. Around 526 Probus was sent to hire Huns to protect Iberia, but instead gave funds to missionaries working among them. During the Nika Riot, he hid from a crowd threatening to proclaim him emperor; the crowd burnt his house instead. Justinian I exiled him, but in 533 recalled him to Constantinople, where from 540 to 542 he sheltered the Miaphysite historian John of Ephesus.

Oliver Nicholson


PLRE II, Probus 8.

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