Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1858
Pope Sixtus (Xistus) III praises the Presbyter Arthemius, probably from Illyricum, in his letter to the Illyrian bishops. Sixtus III, Letter 10, AD 437
Letter 10 (= Letter 14 in Collectio Thessalonicensis)
Ergo vobiscum quod ad regularum canonumque custodiam proficere novimus, pro sollicitudine nostra conferimus, sequestre filio nostro Arthemio presbytero, cuius nobis efficaciam in agendo pariter et moderationem placuisse [...]
(ed. Silva Tarouca 1937: 41)
Letter 10 (= Letter 14 in Collectio Thessalonicensis)
We knew, as well as you did, what serves the keeping of the rules and canons and we convey our sollicitude through the agency of our son Presbyter Arthemius, whose efficacy and moderation have both pleased us [...].
(trans. S. Adamiak)


In some of the manuscripts "sequestre" reads as "sequestro". Arthemius was most probably the envoy of the Illyrian bishops to Rome.

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Danubian provinces and Illyricum

About the source:

Author: Sixtus III
Title: Epistulae, Letters
Origin: Rome (Rome)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Sixtus (Xistus) III was the bishop of Rome between AD 432 and 440.
C. Silva-Tarouca ed., Collectio Thessalonicensis : epistularum Romanorum Pontificum ad vicarios per Illyricum aliosque episcopo, Textus et Documenta. Series Theologica 23, Roma 1937, 36-43
 J.M. Kötter, "Autonomie der illyrischen Kirche? Die Sixtus-Briefe der Collectio Thessalonicensis und der Streit um das kirchliche Illyricum.”, Millennium 9 (2012), 163–186.


Travel and change of residence
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Reverenced by
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: S. Adamiak, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1858,