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“With the Emperor’s help”: An Open-Handed Mission and Byzantine Diplomacy

P. 76-80.
Ambassadorial and missionary tasks frequently overlapped in Byzantium and this stain of imperial involvement inevitably hindered the activities of such Byzantine missionaries as Euthymius in Alania or Hierotheos in Hungary. We do not know what for Methodius, Cyril’s brother, travelled to Constantinople at the end of his life, his vita is reticent about the reasons of this trip, and yet we can be sure that Thessalonika brothers were effective in Moravia in as much they dissociated themselves from the diplomatic goals of Byzantium.