Athanasius Bishop of Naples
Athanasius Bishop Of Naples in 877, through the influence of his brother Sergius, duke of Naples, against whom he conspired the following year. Sergius was deposed, made prisoner, and delivered to pope John VIII. Athanasius became duke in place of his brother; but he did not long enjoy the fruits:of his crime. He was excommunicated in 887. Athanasius joined the Saracens, took part in their enterprises, and shared their booty. He seems to have failed neither in courage nor military talent. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.