Exile Case

Here you will find information about an individual exile case and links which enable you to view exile locations on a map as well as visualise the relationships between people and groups using a network diagram.
Person/Group Flavius Ioannes ('the Cappadocian') (PLRE 3, Ioannes 11, 627-35) ( view the social network for this person / group )
Exile Date c. 541 - 548 (from: --/--/541 to: --/--/548)
Sources Procopius, bellum Persarum 1.25.39-43, 2.30.49-50; Malalas, chronica 480, fr. 47; Procopius, anecdota 17.40-44, 21.5; Marcellinus Comes, additamenta ad chronicon a. 544

Locations view exile locations

Location of exile's previous office Cyzikus [Erdek/Bandirma]
Location exiled from Cyzikus [Erdek/Bandirma]
Location exiled to Antinoopolis [El Sheikh Ibada]
Location(s) arrived at Antinoopolis [El Sheikh Ibada]
Date of arrival c. 541 (from: --/--/541 to: --/--/541)
Relationship to location alien place
Type of location city,prison
Reason for leaving recalled
Location(s) exile returned to Constantinopolis [Istanbul]
Location of office after return Constantinopolis [Istanbul]

Activities in Exile

Activities Related to Doctrine
Died in exile? no
Reason for death
Writings in Exile unknown

Legal details

Threat only no
Refuge from judicial proceedings no
Consequence of asylum no
Offenses exiled for/accused of Involvement in a plot to murder the bishop of Cyzicus, Eusebius
Legal type of exile unknown
Additional punishments property confiscation, prison, beating
Intended duration unknown
Actual duration seven years
Notes on core legal details prison and beatings to exert confession, however, his guilt was not established
Returned? yes
Reason for return death of Theodora
Deposed by synod? no
Synod deposed by
Returned by synod? no
Synod returned by

Religious status, office and affiliation

Religious status before exile clerical
Religious status during exile ??
Religious status after return clerical
Clerical or ascetic office before exile presbyter
Clerical or ascetic office during exile
Clerical or ascetic office after return presbyter
Enforced rank change? n/a
Religious affiliation before exile
Religious affiliation during exile
Religious affiliation after return
Died in exile? no


Venerated as a saint? No
Date (from: --/--/-- to: --/--/--)
Cult site

Exile Relationships: Interactions

    Theodora (empress)

  • Interaction Date c. 541 (from: --/--/541 to: --/--/541)
    Interaction Location
    Office Empress
    Religious Affiliation (at time of relationship with exile)
    Religious Status (at time of relationship with exile) lay
    Relationship Quality conflict
    Responsible for exile (or exile threat)
  • Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus

  • Interaction Date 548 (from: --/--/548 to: --/--/--)
    Interaction Location
    Office Emperor
    Religious Affiliation (at time of relationship with exile)
    Religious Status (at time of relationship with exile) lay
    Relationship Quality support?
    Responsible for return

Other Relationships: Contacts of an exiled Person/Group's contacts'