Anastasia (sister of Constantine I)

Anastasia was a daughter of Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and Flavia Maximiana Theodora, and half sister of Emperor Constantine I.[1] She was married to Bassianus, who was found to be plotting against Constantine and executed.[1] She is reputed to have built the public baths at Constantinople, which were named after her.[2] The name Anastasia (Koinē Greek: Ἀναστασία, romanized: Anastasía, lit.'resurrection') may indicate a sympathy on her father's part towards Christian or Jewish culture.[3]


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  3. ^ Gregory, Timothy E. (2005) [1991], Kazhdan, Alexander P. (ed.), "Constantius Chlorus", The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium (online ed.), Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/acref/9780195046526.001.0001/acref-9780195046526-e-1232, ISBN 978-0-19-504652-6, retrieved 2020-08-25