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tribunus (s.), tribuni (pl.): term for indigenous local rulers in southern Italy, which fell out ...
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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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If you are wondering about the monument of the Hagia Sophia here are some of the facts that you n...
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Aktemon: A peasant with no property, no oxen or plough.
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Sasanians: Persian ruling dynasty which overthrew the Parthian Arsacid dynasty in the early third...
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Praetorian Prefecture: The largest administrative unit of the empire from the time of Constantine...
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Autokrator: Greek equivalent of the Latin imperator, emperor, used especially after the 7th centu...
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Chalke; the Bronze Gate: main ceremonial entrance into the Great Palace of Constantinople, throug...
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Illustris: Until the middle of the 6th century the highest grade of senatorial rank.
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Davidic of or pertaining to David, king of Israel, or to his family
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A type of annuity administered by monasteries which provided (elderly) laity with a regular allot...
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Doux: Originally in the later Roman period a commander of a military unit; commander of a unit of...
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Boukellarioi: theme formed in the later eighth century in north-west Asia Minor, taking its name ...
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Bailo (s.), Baili (pl.): general term for administrator; head of the Venetian colony in Constanti...
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Rupenids: First dynasty to rule Armenian Cilicia, from the late eleventh to early thirteenth cent...
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Roga: Originally a salary paid monthly, quarterly, or annually; from at least the 9th century als...
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Turmarch: commander of a tourma; senior military commander with fiscal and judicial responsibilit...
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Danishmend: Turkoman dynasty that ruled over Cappadocia, Sebasteia and Melitene from late elevent...
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Thelematarioi: “Volunteers,” soldiers/watchmen who served on the basis of grants of land given by...
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