THEODOSIUS III., emperor of the East (716-717), was afinancial officer whom a Byzantine army rebelling against Anastasius III. unexpectedly proclaimed monarch in his stead. He captured Constantinople after a six months' siege and deposed Anastasius, but in the following year was himself forced to resign by a new usurper, Leo III. (?.t>.). Theodosius ended his life in a monastery.
See G. FinlayJ History of Greece (ed. 1877, Oxford), i. p. 396).
(M. O. B. C.)
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