Anonymus 554

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitL VII
PmbZ No.4911A
LocationsConstantinople (residence);
Thessalonike (residence);
Textual SourcesMiracula Sancti Demetrii, in Les plus anciens recueils des Miracles de saint Démétrius et la pénétration des Slaves dans les Balkans, ed. P. Lemerle, 2 vols. (Paris, 1979-81) (hagiography)

Anonymus 554 was the son (τοῦ αὐτοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ Μαύρου) of Mauros 2 (and therefore a Bulgar); he revealed to the emperor (probably Constantine IV, Konstantinos 2) the secret plans of his father Mauros 2 and of Kouber 1 to capture Thessalonike and then extend their control through the empire: Mir. Dem. II 5, 304. He had presumably accompanied his father Mauros 2 first to Thessalonike and then to Constantinople, where he made his disclosure. Nothing more is recorded about him but Anonymus 554 could be identical with Mauros 1, who is described as a Bessian; cf. Lemerle, Les plus anciens recueils II, pp. 152-153.

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