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3. Deacon of the Church of St. Sophia, A. D. 527.

Confusion with other people named Agapetus

There are two other Agapeti mentioned in a Council held by Mennas at this time at Constantinople, who were Archimandrites, or Abbots.


Admonitions on the Duty of a Prince

Agapetus was tutor to Justinian, and, on the accession of the latter to the empire, addressed to him Admonitions on the Duty of a Prince, in 72 Sections, the initial letters of which form the dedication (ἔκθεσις κεφαλαίων παραινετικῶν σχεδιασθεῖσα). The repute in which this work was held appears from its common title, viz. the Royal Sections (σχέδη βασιλικά).


It was published, with a Latin version, by Zach. Callierg. 8vo., Ven. 1509, afterwards by J. Brunon, 8vo., Lips. 1669, Gröbel, 8vo., Lips. 1733, and in Gallandi's Bibliothecaca vol. xi. p. 255, &c., Ven. 1766, after the edition of Bandurius (Benedictine).


It was translated into French by Louis XIII., 8vo. Par. 1612, and by Th. Payneil into English, 12mo., Lond. 1550.


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