Talk:Anastasius I Dicorus

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inconsistency[edit]

This page seems to have an inconsistency. At the top it says

"He gained the popular favour by a judicious remission of taxation,"

but at the bottom

"The financial policy of Anastasius was so prudent and economical that it gained him a reputation for avarice and contributed to his unpopularity"

Obviously his policies could have changed but there is no mention of this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bob Palin (talkcontribs) 16:51, 17 January 2004

---These don't seem inherently inconsistent. He could have both reduced taxes and spending. That fits with what I recall from Bury's "Later Roman Empire"149.69.100.55 (talk) 18:28, 14 February 2008 (UTC)zeke076

Coinage Reform[edit]

Could somebody please provide some verificaiton of this section? James084 20:09, 19 February 2006 (UTC)


Anastasius reformed the Byzantine tax system, which contributed to great wealth that was relatively undisturbed by Justin. This wealth is what allowed Justinian to convene military campaigns to retake the West and being a ambitious building program in Constantinople. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 157.242.215.171 (talkcontribs) 02:39, 21 February 2006

'monophysitic programme'[edit]

Not sure what this means. Does anyone know/can clarify in the article? fluoronaut 19:58, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

The article is quite right. As already pointed out by someone here above, Anastasius did both things. Still, he didn't actually 'reduce' fiscal burden, but cut on 'one' particular levy, the so-called 'chrysargyron', a gold[=chrysos] and silver[=argyros]-paid tax affecting artisans and small traders. He certainly succeded in leaving his successors a State with healthy financies. He's said (Procopius) to have left several thousand punds of gold in the treasury. As is the case at all times, some may have complained for such rigid economic policy. Some used later to call him 'dichoros', mocking him for the different colour of his eyes. But chalcedonian sources also had to recognise A.'s merits (Evagrius, actually our source for the 'popular favour'), despite the emperor's Monophysite faith. Thus some editing is probably needed in the first paragragraph rather than in the disputed section (that can be checked on Hendy's Byzantine Coinage, online on the site of Dumbarton Oaks). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.212.100.219 (talkcontribs) 23:23, 13 May 2007

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 20:25, 22 April 2013 (UTC) (non-admin closure)

Anastasius I (emperor)Anastasius I Dicorus – Propose move to known nickname, per other known emperors (such as Leo I the Thracian, or Basil I the Macedonian), instead of just simply '(emperor)'. TRAJAN 117 (talk) 08:10, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Support, although IMO there is a danger of over-emphasizing the nicknames in violation of common usage: Basil I is almost always referred to as "Basil the Macedonian", but in cases like Leo I or Anastasius I, the nickname is far less known and omitted more often than not. Constantine 09:55, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.