Theophilos 21

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates711 (taq) / 711 (tpq)
Variant NamesTheophilus
LocationsKarabisianoi (officeplace);
TitlesPatrikios (dignity);
Strategos, Karabisianoi (office)
Textual SourcesLiber Pontificalis, ed. L. Duchesne, Le liber pontificalis. Texte, introduction et commentaire, 2 vols. (Paris, 1886-92); re-issued with 3rd vol. by C. Vogel, (Paris, 1955-57) (chronicle)

Theophilos 21 was a patricius and strategos of the Caravisiani; he welcomed the bishop of Rome, Constantine (Konstantinos 136), on the island of Caea (perhaps Ceus, i.e. Keos) during the pope's journey to Constantinople in 710 and 711; he greeted him with all honour, as required by the emperor's order, and sent the pope on his way: Lib. Pont. 90. 5 ("unde egressi partes Greciae, coniungentes in insula quae dicitur Caea, occurrit Theophilus patricius et stratigos Caravisianorum, cum summo honore suscepit"). Because the pope had wintered in Hydruntum and had advanced on his journey beyond Greece, the date is presumably in the spring of 711 and the island of Caea may be Keos in the Aegean.

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