From the 520s

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From the 520s, Theodoric felt much more insecure in his rule, wedged in between a Catholic  Barbarian to his north and an Orthodox Emperor to his east. In 519 direct Papacy-Byzantine  relations were restored, and Justin elected to forbid Germans in his realm from backsliding into  Arianism after converting to Catholicism. Around this time, Theodoric forbade Italians from  bearing arms, and sent Pope John I to the Byzantine capital to secure toleration for resident  Arians. Though he succeeded, the Pope was received too favorably in Constantinople and showed  too much devotion to Imperial revival (he crowned Justin) for Theodoric's threatened tastes.  Upon his return in 526, John I was detained in Ravenna, dying in custody. Certain Roman  aristocrats, such as Boethius and Symmachus, were judged to be in treasonous communication  with Constantinople, and were executed. And, while the new Pope, Felix IV (526-30) was more  Arian-tolerant and diplomatic in his relations with Theodoric, the Roman clergy was quite 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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