Agapetos

   Deacon, most likely of Hagia Sophia (q.v.), and author of a work entitled Ekthesis (Exposition), a manual of advice to Justinian I (q.v.) on how to govern. The emperor is presented as God's earthly viceroy, whose piety and good works express God's will. The impact of this work on subsequent Byzantine political thought was enormous. Even after the fall of Byzantium, the importance of the work can be seen in the political ideology of Muscovy, and of the 17th-century French monarchy. Louis XIII (1601-1643) had the Ekthesis translated into French. During the reign of his son, Louis XIV (1643-1715), the Ekthesis influenced court ceremonial and political propaganda, making Louis, "Le Roi Soleil" (the Sun King), a living embodiment of Deacon Agapetos's ideas.

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