Theoktistos becomes protector

Theoktistos becomes protector

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Theoktistos becomes protector
Theoktistos (white cap) becomes the brothers's protector ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
840 Jan 1

Theoktistos becomes protector

Thessaloniki, Greece
The two brothers lost their father when Cyril was fourteen, and the powerful minister Theoktistos, who was logothetes tou dromou, one of the chief ministers of the Empire, became their protector. He was also responsible, along with the regent Bardas, for initiating a far-reaching educational program within the Empire which culminated in the establishment of the University of Magnaura, where Cyril was to teach.

Ask Herodotus

herodotus-image

Do you have a question about this event or anything History related?



HistoryMaps Shop

Heroes of the American Revolution Painting

Explore the rich history of the American Revolution through this captivating painting of the Continental Army. Perfect for history enthusiasts and art collectors, this piece brings to life the bravery and struggles of early American soldiers.

Page last updated: Invalid Date

Support HM Project

There are several ways to support the HistoryMaps Project.
New & Updated