|Monastery in Valle Suppentonia, Italy|
|Basilica of Saint Anastasius|
True to his faith and vows as a monk, Anastasius accepted the money and gave all of it away to the poor. He then continued to work and pray until his death at age one hundred six, eleven years after Emperor Anastasius' death.
It's good to know that some folks can't be bought and can't be intimidated. It is equally good to know that some emperors are wise enough to let those folks follow their consciences.