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vices--the avarice of his later life (Procop. Hist. Arcan. 5), and his uxoriousness--he has been well compared to Marlborough, except so far as the great Sarah was superior to the infamous Antonina. To her influence over him are to be ascribed the only great blots of his life--the execution of his officer, Constantine (Procop. ibid. 1), A. D. 535, the persecution of his step-son, Photius (Ibid. 1-3), A. D. 540, and the deposition of the pope Sylverius and the corrupt election of Vigilius, A. D. 537. (Goth. 1.25.) He had by Antonina an only daughter, Joannina. (Procop. Hist. Arcan. 1.5,Goth. 3.30.) Assessment The effects of his career are-- 1. The preservation of the Byzantine empire, and, with it, of the mass of ancient literature afterwards bequeathed by it to the West; both of which, but for his appearance, must, humanly speaking, have perished in the inroad of the barbarians. 2. The timely support given to the cause of the orthodox faith in the Western empire at the crisis
Isido'rus artists. 1. A sculptor, of uncertain time and country, known by his statue of Hercules at Parium, on the Propontis. (Plin. Nat. 34.8. s. 19.16.) This is according to the common text of Pliny, which is, however, almost certainly corrupt. See HEGESIAS, p. 368b. Some years ago the base of a statue, inscribed with the name of Isidorus, was dug up in the forum at Cumae. (Raoul-Rochette, Lettre à M. Schorn, p. 79.) 2, 3. Of Miletus, the elder and younger, were eminent architects in the reign of Justinian. The elder of them was associated with Anthemius of Tralles, in the rebuilding of the great church of St. Sophia, at Constantinople, before A. D. 537. The younger Isidorus rebuilt the dome of St. Sophia, after it had been destroyed by an earthquake, A. D. 554, and made some additions to the interior of the church. (Procop. 1.1; Agathias, 5.9; Malalas, p. 81; Müller, Archäol. d. Kunst, § 194, n. 4 ; Kugler, Kunstgeschichte, p. 360, &c.) [