Anastasius II, POPE, a native of Rome, elected November 24, 496; d. November 16, 498. His congratulatory letter to Clovis, on the occasion of the latter's conversion, is now deemed a forgery of the seventeenth century (J. Kavet, Bibl. de Pee. des Chartres, 1885, XLVI, 258-59). He insisted on the removal from the diptychs of the name of Acacius, Patriarch of Constantinople, but recognized the validity of his sacramental acts, an attitude that displeased the Romans. He also condemned Traducianism.