Paulos 8

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitL VII
Dates695 (taq) / 695 (tpq)
PmbZ No.5778
LocationsKallistratos (Monastery of, Constantinople) (residence);
Kallistratos (Monastery of, Constantinople)
Textual SourcesNicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
Theophanes Confessor, Chronographia, ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1883-85, repr. Hildesheim/NewYork, 1980); tr. and comm. C. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997 (chronicle);
Zonaras = Ioannis Zonarae Epitome Historiarum, libri XIII-XVIII, ed. Th. Büttner-Wobst, (Bonn, 1897) (history)

Paulos 8 was a monk in the monastery of Kallistratos and was an astrologer; a friend of Leontios 2, he, together with Gregorios 4, visited Leontios 2 in prison and foretold the imperial crown for him and in 695 they persuaded him to revolt against the emperor Justinian II (Ioustinianos 1): Nic. Brev. de Boor 38, Mango 40:8-9 (Παῦλός τις μοναχὸς τῶν Καλλιστράτου μονῆς ὑπάρχων, ἀστρονόμος τὴν ἐπιστήμην), Theoph. AM 6187 (αὐτοῦ φίλοι, Παῦλος μοναχὸς τῶν Καλλιστράτου, ὁ καὶ ἀστρονόμος), Zon. XIV 22. 30-31. Cf. also Anonymus 224.

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