Constantinople IV by Daniel Stiernon

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Apprenant la sentence qui avait frappé son collègue Zacharie, il prit peur et s'enfuit. Nicolas essaya vaine ment de l'atteindre pour le forcer à se présenter devant le synode qui réglerait son cas. Le fugitif revint à Rome avec l'armée de Louis le Germanique, descendue en Italie pour inti mider Nicolas ou même le déposer. Il repartit avec la solda tesque ; finalement, le 1er novembre 864, le synode romain le condamna par contumace. Un insolent courrier impérial. Pendant ce temps, Photius demeurait officiellement dans un profond mutisme.

R. Janin, La banlieue asiatique de Constantinople : III. Hiéria (Féner-Bagtché), dans Échos d'Orient 22 (1923) 50-58 (carte p. 57). **** Quartier probablement situé sur le Bosphore dans la banlieue euro péenne de la capitale : cf. R. Janin, Constantinople byzantine *, Paris 1964, 435. Ignace fut sans doute interné au monastère Saint-Michel : cf. R. Janin, Les églises et les monastères [de Constantinople], Paris 1953, 460. ***** Prison située près de la Chalcé (grand palais), non loin de la caserne des Noumeroi, détachement de la garde impériale : cf.

Lu avec l'appui de l'empereur, Nicolas Ier, qui succède à Benoît III, promet de lever un jour la sentence de déposition si l'ancien rebelle s'engage à rester toujours fidèle à l'Église. Pour sa subsistance, il reçoit le titre d'abbé de Sainte-Marieau-Transtévère. Arsène est nommé chef officiel du parti impé rial et apocrisiaire de l'empereur auprès du Saint-Siège. Après les événements de 861 qui exigent à la curie un per sonnel versé en grec, Nicolas comprend qu'il ne peut laisser se morfondre dans son couvent cet helléniste de grande envergure.

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