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Origenism:Attempt to fuse the fundamentals ofGreek philosophy with the Christian creed, interpret...
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Augustus (m.), Augusta (f.) senior emperor within a group of coemperors, or within a single famil...
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Bailo (s.), Baili (pl.): general term for administrator; head of the Venetian colony in Constanti...
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Caesar: Title given to a junior emperor or – from the eleventh century onwards – to imperial rela...
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Genikon(sekreton): The general treasury and main fiscal department of government after the 7th ce...
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Hexagram: Silver coin introduced by Heraclius, lit. “six grams,” 12 to a nomisma. Although issued...
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Iconoclasm: Rejection of the honoring of sacred images as a form of idolatry. Condemned as a here...
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Illustris: Until the middle of the 6th century the highest grade of senatorial rank.
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Laura: A type of monastery in which monks lived as solitaries during the week, but assembled on w...
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Oikonomos: The financial officer of a large church monastery, responsible for the management of i...
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Praetorian Prefecture: The largest administrative unit of the empire from the time of Constantine...
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Kommerkiarioi: Fiscal officials responsible for state-supervised commerce and the taxes thereon. ...
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Thema: A “theme,” from the early 9th century the technical term for the district across which sol...
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Typikon: Document setting out the rules and regulations for the administration of a monastic comm...
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Synodikon: An inventory in a church or monastery that registered items donated and the commemorat...
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Thelematarioi: “Volunteers,” soldiers/watchmen who served on the basis of grants of land given by...
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Scriptorium: A writing bureau or clerical copying establishment, usually associated with a monast...
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Roga: Originally a salary paid monthly, quarterly, or annually; from at least the 9th century als...
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Codex Justinianus: Codification of Roman law produced at the beginning of the reign of Justinian ...
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Confraternity: A group of laymen, clerics, and monks linked to monasteries and formed to honor pa...
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