Agapitus (consul 517)

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Flavius Agapitus (floruit 517–523) was a Roman politician during the reign of Theodoric the Great. He held the consulship with Flavius Anastasius Paulus Probus Sabinianus Pompeius Anastasius as his colleague in 517.[1]

In 523, Agapitus was part of the entourage of Pope John I, who had been ordered by king Theodoric to proceed to Constantinople and obtain a moderation of Emperor Justin's decree of 523 against the Arians. Theodoric threatened that if John should fail in his mission, there would be reprisals against the orthodox Catholics in the West. Other Senators accompanying Pope John included Inportunus, Theodorus, and the patrician Agapitus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIL X, 4495, CIL XIII, 2375
  2. ^ Raymond Davis (translator), The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis), first edition (Liverpool: University Press, 1989), p. 49
Political offices
Preceded by
Petrus
Consul of the Roman Empire
517
with Flavius Anastasius Paulus Probus Sabinianus Pompeius Anastasius
Succeeded by
Anastasius Paulus Probus Moschianus Probus Magnus