Agapetus I

   Pope (q.v.) from 535-536 when Justinian I (q.v.) began his campaign to reconquer Italy from the Ostrogoths (qq.v.). Justinian's need of papal support allowed Agapetus a certain latitude in religious matters. When Agapetus arrived in Constantinople in 536, complaining about the conciliatory policy toward the adherents to Monophysitism (q.v.) by Anthemos I, patriarch of Constantinople (qq.v), the emperor allowed Agapetus to depose Anthemos. However, once Rome (q.v.) was reconquered Justinian treated Aga-petus's successor Pope Vigilius (q.v.) in a cavalier manner, which some modern commentators have viewed as an example of the emperor's "caesaropapism" (q.v.).

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