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Proclus

2. Surnamed Ὀνειροκρίτης, according to some authorities (Theophanes, p. 140; Cedrenus, p. 298), predicted the death of the emperor Anastasius. It appears to be this Proclus of whom Zonaras (Annal. xiv. p. 55) relates that he set on fire the fleet of Vitalianus, who was in arms against Anastasius, by means of mirrors. Other accounts (Chron. Joann. Malalae, vol. ii. p. 126) say that it was by means, not of mirrors, but of sulphur, that he effected this. This story has sometimes been erroneously referred to Proclus Diadochus (Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. ix. p. 370).

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