Marcellus (brother of Justin II)

Marcellus
Marcellus was a brother of Byzantine emperor Justin II (r. 565–578) and general under his uncle, Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565).wikipedia
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Justin II

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Marcellus was a brother of Byzantine emperor Justin II (r.
His siblings included Marcellus and Praejecta.

Praejecta

Marcellus was the son of Vigilantia, the sister of Justinian, and Dulcidio (or Dulcissimus), and thus the brother of Justin II and Praejecta.
565–578) and the patricius Marcellus.

Vigilantia

Marcellus was the son of Vigilantia, the sister of Justinian, and Dulcidio (or Dulcissimus), and thus the brother of Justin II and Praejecta.

Anastasius I Dicorus

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He was married to Juliana, the daughter of Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus Magnus, consul of 518 and a relative of the Emperor Anastasius I (r.
His daughter Juliana later married Marcellus, a brother of Justin II.

Flavius Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus Magnus

Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus MagnusMagno (consul 518)
He was married to Juliana, the daughter of Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus Magnus, consul of 518 and a relative of the Emperor Anastasius I (r.
His daughter Juliane was married to Marcellus (brother of Justin II).

Paul (father of Maurice)

Paul
582–602) among the latter's father Paul and his brother Peter.
It reports: "At the beginning of his reign, the king sent for his father, an old man named Paul, and his mother, and his brother, whose name was Peter, and his two sisters, one of whom was a widow, and the other the wife of Philippicus. ... And next he made his father head of the senate, and chief of all the patricians, and gave him and his son Peter, the king's brother, the entire property of the great patrician Marcellus, brother of the late king Justin, which was not much less than the royal demesnes themselves, with his houses and landed estates, and gold and silver, and his wardrobe, and every thing that he had everywhere without exception.".

List of Byzantine emperors

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Marcellus was a brother of Byzantine emperor Justin II (r.

Justinian I

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565–578) and general under his uncle, Emperor Justinian I (r.

Roman consul

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He was married to Juliana, the daughter of Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus Magnus, consul of 518 and a relative of the Emperor Anastasius I (r.

Monophysitism

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491–518). Juliana was a staunch Monophysite, and despite her family relation to Justin II, during his reign she was persecuted for her faith, being confined to a monastery in Chalcedon and made to perform the most menial tasks until she agreed to communicate, thereby (at least outwardly) renouncing her faith.

Monastery

monasteriesmonasticmonastic community
491–518). Juliana was a staunch Monophysite, and despite her family relation to Justin II, during his reign she was persecuted for her faith, being confined to a monastery in Chalcedon and made to perform the most menial tasks until she agreed to communicate, thereby (at least outwardly) renouncing her faith.

Chalcedon

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491–518). Juliana was a staunch Monophysite, and despite her family relation to Justin II, during his reign she was persecuted for her faith, being confined to a monastery in Chalcedon and made to perform the most menial tasks until she agreed to communicate, thereby (at least outwardly) renouncing her faith.

Eucharist

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491–518). Juliana was a staunch Monophysite, and despite her family relation to Justin II, during his reign she was persecuted for her faith, being confined to a monastery in Chalcedon and made to perform the most menial tasks until she agreed to communicate, thereby (at least outwardly) renouncing her faith.

Lazic War

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In 544, Marcellus was appointed a general, along with Constantinianus, in the ongoing Lazic War (541–562) against Sassanid Persia, replacing the killed generals Justus (a cousin of Justinian and thus Marcellus's uncle) and Peranius.

Sasanian Empire

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In 544, Marcellus was appointed a general, along with Constantinianus, in the ongoing Lazic War (541–562) against Sassanid Persia, replacing the killed generals Justus (a cousin of Justinian and thus Marcellus's uncle) and Peranius.

Peranius of Iberia

Peranius
In 544, Marcellus was appointed a general, along with Constantinianus, in the ongoing Lazic War (541–562) against Sassanid Persia, replacing the killed generals Justus (a cousin of Justinian and thus Marcellus's uncle) and Peranius.

Procopius

Procopius of CaesareaDe aedificiisSecret History
According to Procopius, at this time Marcellus was still very young, "just arriving at the age of manhood".

Bulgars

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Marcellus reappears in 562, when a large horde of Bulgars invaded the Balkans and raided Thrace as far as the neighbourhood of Constantinople, and Emperor Justinian appointed Marcellus to lead an army against them.

Balkans

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Marcellus reappears in 562, when a large horde of Bulgars invaded the Balkans and raided Thrace as far as the neighbourhood of Constantinople, and Emperor Justinian appointed Marcellus to lead an army against them.

Thrace

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Marcellus reappears in 562, when a large horde of Bulgars invaded the Balkans and raided Thrace as far as the neighbourhood of Constantinople, and Emperor Justinian appointed Marcellus to lead an army against them.

Constantinople

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Marcellus reappears in 562, when a large horde of Bulgars invaded the Balkans and raided Thrace as far as the neighbourhood of Constantinople, and Emperor Justinian appointed Marcellus to lead an army against them.

Patrician (ancient Rome)

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He is mentioned again (as a patricius) in late 565, when he played an important role, alongside Baduarius, in the ceremonies marking the accession of Emperor Justin II.

Baduarius

He is mentioned again (as a patricius) in late 565, when he played an important role, alongside Baduarius, in the ceremonies marking the accession of Emperor Justin II.

Maurice (emperor)

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The date of his death is unknown; in circa 582/583, his property was divided by the new Byzantine emperor Maurice (r.

Peter (curopalates)

PeterPeter AugustusPetrus Augustus
582–602) among the latter's father Paul and his brother Peter.