Agapetus the Deacon
The tutor of Justinian,
and ideological advisor to his government.
- Ecthesis (Capita admonitoria).
An early and influential example of the "Mirror
for Princes" genre. The emperor,though human, is
God's representative; the earthly kingdom
mirrors the heavenly.
and Byzantine Studies (8/4): 281.
- Patrick Henry III:
A Mirror for Justinian,
Return to St Pachomius Library.