Constantine's donation to the 'bishop and pope of the city of Rome'
The salutation urbis Romae episcopo et pape in the forged Donation of Constantine is generally supposed to mean 'to the bishop of the city of Rome and Pope', not 'to the bishop and pope of the city of Rome', on the grounds that a Western writer of the eighth century would not have added any qualifier to the term 'Pope'. This claim is disproved by chapter 14 of the Donation, while other documents from the eighth century reserve the locution urbis Romae papa for distinguished ...Expand abstract
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