Eunuch and praepositus sacri cubiculi (qq.v.) who gained great influence in the court of Theodosios II (q.v.). A master of intrigue, he succeeded in removing from the palace the emperor's wife, Athenais-Eudokia, and his sister Pulcheria (qq.v.), and he made a pawn of the emperor (q.v.). He embroiled Theodosios II in a failed plot to murder Attila (q.v.), and he supported Eutyches (q.v.) by persuading the emperor to call the "Robber" Council of Ephesus (q.v.) in 449. Chrysaphius's influence ended with Theodosios II's death, when Marcian (q.v.) had him executed.

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