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Bailo (s.), Baili (pl.): general term for administrator; head of the Venetian colony in Constanti...
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Roga: Originally a salary paid monthly, quarterly, or annually; from at least the 9th century als...
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Confederation of Turkicspeaking peoples who dominated the Black Sea steppes from the glossary mid...
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Turkic-speaking nomadic warriors who appeared in the north Black Sea steppe in the sixth century,...
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Chrysotriklinos: ‘golden hall’, from ‘gold’ (chrysos) and ‘hall’ (triklinos): large reception hal...
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Koinobion: A type of monastery which emphasized a communal lifestyle, including attendance at chu...
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Autokrator: Greek equivalent of the Latin imperator, emperor, used especially after the 7th centu...
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Uzes:A branch of the Oghuz confederation of Turkic-speaking peoples; ousted the Pechenegs from th...
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Turmarch: commander of a tourma; senior military commander with fiscal and judicial responsibilit...
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Monothelitism: (from monos and thelein ‘to will’) doctrine recognising the existence of one ‘will...
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Codex Justinianus: Codification of Roman law produced at the beginning of the reign of Justinian ...
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Thelematarioi: “Volunteers,” soldiers/watchmen who served on the basis of grants of land given by...
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Kapnikon: Tax on “hearths” or households, introduced probably during the later 7th or 8th century.
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Sasanians: Persian ruling dynasty which overthrew the Parthian Arsacid dynasty in the early third...
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Oikonomos: The financial officer of a large church monastery, responsible for the management of i...
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Ekklesiarches: The sacristan of a church, responsible for preparing for services by setting out t...
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Arians: followers of a heresy (named after its main proponent, the third century theologian Arius...
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Strategos: A general; in Byzantine times usually the governor of a military district or thema, an...
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If you are wondering about the monument of the Hagia Sophia here are some of the facts that you n...
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Augustus (m.), Augusta (f.) senior emperor within a group of coemperors, or within a single famil...
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