The Emperor Anastasius now faces a real rebellion from the Count of the Federates in Thrace, Vitalian. The Emperor sends out an army under his nephew Hypatius but they are defeated and Vitalian marches on Constantinople. Anastasius turns once more to Marinus for help but this time he asks him to lead an army against the rebellious General. We then wrap up Anastasius’ long life and talk about the economic health of the Empire and the riots.
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