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.

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