By edited by Annliese Nef ; French and Italian texts translated by Martin Thom.

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70 Finally, these commissions of arbitration could have been tied in with provincial institutions through the agency of the local representatives of the praetor of Sicily. 65 Registrum, IX, 39. 66 Registrum, VIII, 25. 67 We obviously only have the text of the pontifical letter. 68 Registrum, IX, 38. The petition is likewise mentioned there. 69 Registrum, IX, 120. 72 It is nonetheless remarkable that the pope, who was always very mindful of legality, felt no need here to offer any further comment.

27 We know of three bishops of Carini during the period of Byzantine domination, namely, Barbarus, attested in 602: PCBE, II, Barbarus 3, pp. 254–55; John, a signatory of the synod Council of Latran: PmbZ, 3403; and Constantine, a Council Father at Nicaea II (PmbZ, 3843). 28 A second seal featuring this same monogram has recently been identified in the Manganaro collection, see my note in Studies in Byzantine Sigillography 10 on the reading of Giacomo Manganaro, “Sigilli diplomatici bizantini in Sicilia,” Jahrbuch für numismatik und geldgeschichte 53–54 (2003/2004), 73–90.

The pope describes this establishment as monasterii mei: Registrum, V, 4. There is no castiron evidence linking it to the present-day site of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Lynn T. White, Latin Monasticism in Norman Sicily (Cambridge, 1938), pp. 123–30. This monastery did in fact have a double structure, and its suburban house, dedicated to Saint Maxim and Saint Agatha, obtained its independence in October 598, see below. 98 Italia Pontificia X, pp. 239–41. The monastery would seem still to have been under construction during summer 592 when Gregory the Great reproached the rector Peter for this delay in the works, Registrum, II, 50.

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A companion to medieval Palermo : the history of a Mediterranean city from 600 to 1500 by edited by Annliese Nef ; French and Italian texts translated by Martin Thom.


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