Leo the Great (440–461) and Gregory the Great (590–604) earned their epithets in very different ways, Leo by his intervention at the Council of Chalcedon via one momentous letter known as the Tome to Flavian, followed by a decade of campaigning tirelessly against one-nature doctrine and against anti-Chalcedonian bishops. Gregory I earned his reputation in Byzantium by his widely disseminated work of spiritual direction, the Regula Pastoralis, and his prolific publication of works in various genres, especially the Dialogues, which were taken up by the Byzantine church in the Greek translation of Pope Zacharias. This study looks at the reception of these and other late-antique popes in the Byzantine tradition in the Middle Ages, and how they were used to promote particular agenda by eastern and western writers.
|Title of host publication||Studia Patristica Vol. XCVII|
|Subtitle of host publication||papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015 : Volume 23 : from the fourth century onwards (Latin writers); Nachleben|
|Place of Publication||Leuven ; Paris ; Bristol, CT|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||International Conference on Patristic Studies (17th : 2015) - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Aug 2015 → 14 Aug 2015
|Conference||International Conference on Patristic Studies (17th : 2015)|
|Period||10/08/15 → 14/08/15|
- medieval religion
- Papacy--Early works to 1800
- Byzantine empire civilization
Neil, B. (2017). The reception of late-antique popes in the medieval Byzantine tradition. In M. Vinzent (Ed.), Studia Patristica Vol. XCVII: papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015 : Volume 23 : from the fourth century onwards (Latin writers); Nachleben (pp. 283-293). (Studia Patristica; Vol. 97). Leuven ; Paris ; Bristol, CT: Peeters Publishers.