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Letter CXLV.

To Leo Augustus 573 .

(Asking him to help the church of Alexandria in appointing a good bishop in place of the murdered Proterius 574 .)



Marcian died in 457, and was succeeded by Leo of Thrace.


On Marcian’s death there had been a rising, in which Proterius had been brutally murdered, and a monk named Timothy Ælurus set up in his stead.

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