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 Basilius of Ancyra ( view the social network for this person / group )
Exile Date (from: --/--/360 to: --/--/365)
Sources Philostorgius, historia ecclesiastica 5.1 Sozomenus, historia ecclesiastica 4.24 Socrates, historia ecclesiastica 3.25

Locations view exile locations

Location of exile's previous office Ancyra [Ankara]
Location exiled from Constantinopolis [Istanbul]
Location exiled to Illyricum [n/a]
Location(s) exile returned to
Location of office after return

Activities in Exile

Activities Related to Doctrine Philostorgius says, Basil repudiated his subscription to the Ariminum creed and reconfirmed adherence to the consubstantialist doctrine or that of 'like in substance'
Died in exile? yes
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 Disturbance of church and state
Legal type of exile unknown
Additional punishments
Intended duration
Actual duration permanent
Returned? no
Reason for return
Deposed by synod? yes
Synod deposed by Council of Constantinople 360 (from: --/--/360 to: --/--/--)
Returned by synod? unknown
Synod returned by

Religious status, office and affiliation

Religious status before exile clerical
Religious status during exile ??
Religious status after return n/a
Clerical or ascetic office before exile bishop
Clerical or ascetic office during exile
Clerical or ascetic office after return n/a
Enforced rank change? n/a
Religious affiliation before exile Consubstantialism
Religious affiliation during exile Consubstantialism
Religious affiliation after return
Died in exile? yes
Reason for death


Venerated as a saint?
Date (from: --/--/-- to: --/--/--)
Cult site

Exile Relationships: Interactions

    Acacius of Caesarea

  • Interaction Date (from: --/--/360 to: --/--/360)
    Interaction Location Constantinopolis [Istanbul]
    Office Bishop
    Religious Affiliation (at time of relationship with exile)
    Religious Status (at time of relationship with exile) cleric
    Relationship Quality conflict
    Responsible for exile (or exile threat)
  • Flavius Jovianus

  • Interaction Date (from: --/--/363 to: --/--/364)
    Interaction Location
    Office Emperor
    Religious Affiliation (at time of relationship with exile)
    Religious Status (at time of relationship with exile) lay
    Relationship Quality appeal
    Notes Basil of Ancyra petitioned the emperor to expel those who professed that the son was unlike the father from their churches. He presented the petition to Jovian together with Silvanus of Tarsus, Sophronius of Pompeiopolis, Pasinicus of Zelæ, Leontius of Comana, Callicrates of Claudiopolis, and Theophilus of Castabala; Sokrates, historia ecclesiastica 3.25.
    Person/group appealed to

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