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 Priscus (PLRE 3, Priscus 1, 1051-2) ( view the social network for this person / group )
Exile Date 529 - ? (from: --/--/529 to: --/--/--)
Sources Procopius, anecdota 16.7-10 (Loeb 190) Malalas, chronica 18.43 (Dindorf 449) and fr. 45 Theophanes, AM 6026

Locations view exile locations

Location of exile's previous office Constantinopolis [Istanbul]
Location exiled from Constantinopolis [Istanbul]
Location exiled to Cyzikus [Erdek/Bandirma]
Location(s) arrived at Artace [Erdek]
Date of arrival 529 (from: --/--/529 to: --/--/--)
Relationship to location alien place
Type of location city
Reason for leaving escape
Location(s) arrived at Nicaea [Iznik]
Date of arrival after 529 (from: --/--/529 to: --/--/--)
Relationship to location alien place
Type of location city
Reason for leaving n/a
Location(s) exile returned to
Location of office after return

Activities in Exile

Activities Related to Doctrine
Died in exile? unknown
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 opposition against Theodora
Legal type of exile unknown
Additional punishments property confiscation
Intended duration permanent
Actual duration unknown
Notes on core legal details It is unclear when Priscus was made a priest/deacon; it may have been an additional punishment upon his escape from Cyzikus/Artace.
Returned? unknown
Reason for return
Deposed by synod? no
Synod deposed by
Returned by synod? unknown
Synod returned by

Religious status, office and affiliation

Religious status before exile lay
Religious status during exile ??
Religious status after return n/a
Clerical or ascetic office before exile
Clerical or ascetic office during exile presbyter
Clerical or ascetic office after return n/a
Enforced rank change? yes
Notes on clerical and ascetic office or deacon (Theophanes, Malalas)
Religious affiliation before exile
Religious affiliation during exile
Religious affiliation after return
Died in exile? unknown
Reason for death


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

Exile Relationships: Interactions

    Theodora (empress)

  • Interaction Date 529 (from: --/--/529 to: --/--/--)
    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) Other Interaction Type
    Yes Yes (responsible for property confiscation)

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