The Leaders of the Isaurian Uprising in 492–498


Abstract

The leaders of the Isaurian uprising depicted in the sources can be roughly divided into two groups. The first were those who, under Zeno, had made a career in the center of the state, or held various civil and military positions in the territory of Isauria. Having lost their positions and fortunes, it was them who were the flywheel for the uprising. The second group were those who surfaced only in connection with the uprising, about whose earlier career we know nothing, but who certainly enjoyed some authority or popularity among the Isaurians. They probably felt affected by the repression undertaken by Anastasius and hoped that the emperor would fold as a result of the uprising and restore the privileges Isauria had enjoyed at the end of Zeno’s reign.


Keywords

emperor Zeno; Indes; emperor Anastasius; Isauria; Isaurian Uprising; Longinus of Cardala; Linginis; Conon; Athenodorus; Longinus of Selinus

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Published : 2021-09-15


Leszka, M. (2021). The Leaders of the Isaurian Uprising in 492–498. Vox Patrum, 79, 217-238. https://doi.org/10.31743/vp.12629

Mirosław J. Leszka  miroslaw.leszka@uni.lodz.pl
University of Łódź  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2643-4520




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