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e emperor Phocas, conjointly with Theodorus Hermopolites and Isidorus, to translate Justinian's Code into Greek. This statement, for which we have been able to find no authority, seems to be intrinsically improbable. The Constitutio, Omnem (one of the prefaces of the Digest), bears date A. D. 533, and is addressed, among others, to Theodorus, Isidorus, and Anatolius. Now, it is very unlikely that three jurists of similar name should be employed conjointly by the emperor Phocas, who reigned A. D. 602-610. There was probably some confusion in the mind of Terrasson between the emperor Phocas and a jurist of the same name, who was contemporary with Justinian, and commented upon the Code. Anatolius held several offices of importance. He was advocatus fisci, and was one of the majores judices nominated by Justinian in Nov. 82. 100.1. Finally, he filled the office of consul, and was appointed curator divinae domus et rei private. In the exercise of his official functions he became unpopula
Geor'gius 2. Collector of the revenue in the cities of the eastern part of the Byzantine empire. was sent as ambassador by the emperor Mauricius shortly before his death in A. D. 602 to Chosröes or Khosra II., king of the Persians. (Theophylact. Simocat. Hist. 8.1; Phot. Bibl. cod. (65, p. 32, ed. Bekker.
Germa'nus 4. The patrician, contemporary with the emperor Mauricius or Maurice, is perhaps the same as No. 2. Theodosius, the son of Maurice, married his daughter A. D. 602. During the revolt which closed the reign and life of Maurice, Theodosius and Gernanus left Constantinople on a hunting excursion, and while absent had some communication with the revolted troops under Phocas, who offered the imperial crown to either or both of them (A. D. 602). On their return to Constantinople, Maurice acA. D. 602). On their return to Constantinople, Maurice accused Germanus of conspiring against him, and Germanus in alarm fled to one of the churches in Constantinople. The emperor sent to drag him from his sanctuary, but the resistance of his servants enabled him to escape to the great church. Maurice then caused Theodosius to be beaten with rods, on suspicion of aiding his father-in-law to escape. Germanus, it is said, would have given himself up, but the malcontents in the city would not allow him to do so; and he, in anticipation of Maurice's down
Phocas (*Fwka=s), emperor of Constantinople from A. D. 602 to 610. The circumstances under which this monster was raised to the throne are related at the end of the life of the emperor MAURICIUS. Phocas was of base extraction, and a native of Cappadocia. For some time he was groom to the celebrated general Priscus, and at the time of his accession he held the humble office of a centurion. His brutal courage had gained him a name among the common soldiers, and among those of his companions who liked warfare as the art of butchering mankind. His coronation took place on the 23d of November 602; his wife Leontia was likewise crowned. After he had momentarily quenched his thirst for revenge and murder in the blood of Mauricius, of his five sons, and of his most eminent adherents, such as Constantine Lardys, Comentiolus and others, he bought an ignoble peace from the Avars, but was prevented from enjoying it by a fierce attack of the Persian king Chosroes. This prince considered the acces
tantinople, where he held some public offices (a)po\ e)parxwn kai\ a)ntigrafeu/s, Phot.) under Heraclius, about A. D. 610-629, though it is evident that he was writing before this period, probably in retirement. Works History of the Reign of the Emperor Maurice Theophylactus' chief work was a history of the reign of the emperor Maurice, in eight books, from the death of Tiberius II. and the accession of Maurice, in A. D. 582, down to the murder of Maurice and his children by Phocas in A. D. 602. There are various indications in the work itself, that Theophylact was living and writing in retirement during the reign of Phocas, and it seems probable that he had been personally acquainted with Maurice. Thus, he contrasts the depressed state of literature under Phocas with the favour it enjoyed under Heraclius, in a Dialogue between Philosophy and History, which is prefixed to his work. After the death of Phocas in A. D. 610, he read in public from an elevated position the passage of