6. Of CONSTANTINOPLE (2).
The life of St. Andreas or Andrew, ὁ Σαλὸς
(the fool), by his contemporary and friend Nicephorus, contains various particulars of the history and character of Epiphanius, a young Constantinopolitan, who is described as possessed of every desirable endowment of mind and body, and as having manifested the strongest affection and regard for the saint who foretold his elevation to the patriarchate of Constantinople. Nicephorus declares that he lived to see this prophecy fulfilled in the elevation of Epiphanius to that metropolitan dignity, but intimates that he changed his name. The Epiphanius of this narrative has been by Fabricius confounded with the subject of the preceding article; but Janninghus has shewn that as St. Andrew did not live till late in the ninth century and the earlier part of the tenth, the Epiphanius of Nicephorus must have lived long after the other.
As he changed his name, he cannot be certainly identified with any of the patriarchs of Constantinople. Janninghus conjectures that he is identical with Polyeuctus or Antonius III. (Studita),who occupied the see in the latter half of the tenth century. (Nicephorus, S. Andreae Vita,
with the Commentarius Praevius
of Janninghus, in the Acta Sanctorum Maii,
vol. vi. ad fin.; Fabricius, Bibl. Graec.
vol. viii. p. 257 ; Cave, Hist. Lit.
vol. i. p. 505, ed. Oxford, 1740-43.)