Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Byzantine-rite monastery== The first mention of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_Rite Byzantine-rite] monastery, apparently founded by monks exiled from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinople Constantinople] by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm iconoclasm], occurs in 825 in a work entitled ''Translatio Sancti Marcellini e Petri ''by one Eginard. At the time Byzantine-rite clerics were common and influential in Rome, including in the Curia, and there were other monasteries of the rite such as [[San Saba]]. Since the city never abandoned the cash economy, the monks probably made a living by producing high-value items of religious art such as icons in the Byzantine style, and also probably began the looting of the palace for ''spolia''. (Recent excavations in the Forum show that the buildings there were being quarried in this way at the time, and that workshops producing luxury items had been set up in the ruins. See the exhibition at the Crypta Balbina museum displaying the results of the excavations.) Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Churches of Rome Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://romanchurches.fandom.com/wiki/Oratorio_di_San_Cesareo_in_Palatio"