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Gatier (1983:33-34) states that Romanos Melodos (late 5th c. - after 555 CE) was born in Emesa (Homs, Syria) and was a deacon in Beirut before he moved to Constantinople during the reign of Anastasius I (r. 491-518 CE). Romanos was a noted Hymnographer and Composer.