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Strategikon of Kekaumenos The Strategikon of Kekaumenos (Greek: Στρατηγικὸν τοῦ Κεκαυμένου, Latin: Cecaumeni Strategicon) is a late 11th century. Kekaumenos, Consilia et Narrationes The Kekaumenos family; 3. . Lemerle suggest that it was he who entitled our text ‘Strategikon’ (Prolégomènes 9). of a rural aristocrat known as the Strategikon of Kekaumenos. Written ca. Savvides, A. “The Byzantine Family of Kekaumenos (late 10th early 12th Cent.).

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The empire therefore maintained its highly sophisticated military system from antiquity, which relied on discipline, training, knowledge of tactics and a well-organized support system. Buckler drew this conclusion: He was rewarded by an imperial chrysobull of Romanos II i. Volume 83 Issue 1 Janpp. strattegikon

But there are dangers in reorganising the material into an order which is closer to what we think suitable, and it is probably most prudent to present the material in the way in which it is found in the manuscript.

Before the Greek Dark Ages, Thessaly was known as Aeolia, Thessaly became part of the modern Greek state inafter four and strategjkon half centuries of Ottoman rule.

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The two powers also enjoyed periods of peace and alliance, most notably during the Second Arab siege of Constantinople, where the Bulgarian army broke the s People are listed by first name. The Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire was, for much of its history, continuing the traditions and institutions of the Roman Empire, throughout its history it was assailed on all sides by various numerically superior enemies.

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We also know that he married a daughter of Demetrios Polemarchios; their son, our author, was old enough to serve as a soldier in Our text has received a good deal of attention from least one later scribe. The demotion of Nikoulitzas I may therefore, on this theory, be interpreted as an attempt by Basil to rebuke the Nikoulitzas, and to show that he knew of their treachery, without entirely alienating them.

His younger brother, Peter II, took the city from the Byzantines in and, taking advantage of Geoffrey’s absence, took control of the patrimony.

During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, several signal events from the 4th to 6th centuries mark the period of transition during which the Roman Empires Greek East and Latin West divided. He thereafter spent some kekaumnos in the army of Grand Prince Ya This article is about the 11th century book. Origin and early life The contemporary writers call him a Serb, but do not mention his genealogy, while the Chronicle of the Priest of Duklja, a later, more dubious source, calls him a cousin to previous ruler Jovan Vladimir r.

Member feedback about Harald Hardrada: In return, many Greeks from Sicily and Asia Minor were brought to the interior of Greece, to increase the number of defenders at the Emperors disposal, even non-Greeks such as Armenians were transferred to the Balkans. A Bodleian MS, Selden. It seems reasonable, therefore, to interpret Basil’s action as a diplomatic reprimand. Volume 63 Issue 1 Janpp.



This proposal, which puts the story further into the past, might also help to resolve the difficulties over the name of the place of which he was the commander. The extent to which they might be up-to-date or representative of actual experiences in the field is sometimes questionable and greatly depends upon the author. The text which we have includes perhaps three different compositions.

Urbicius wrote a pamphlet addressed to Anastasius I.

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The Consilia contain a few echoes of material found in this MS. Mirrors for princes kekaumenoos Mirrors for princes Latin: Volume 72 Issue 1 Janpp.

His advice on civilian office, Section I, appears in its present, mutilated, form to be mainly concerned with fairly high office – including the governorship of a province. The book was composed between and by a Byzantine general of partly Armenian descent.

Servia was to play a prominent role again in the revolt of Nikoulitzas Delphinas His involvement in an uprising in and around Larissa, inno.

A George Kekaumenos is the author of an unpublished poem on the signs of the zodiac, pointed out by C.