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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Introduction to Kekaumenos

Member feedback about History of Strategion The book is valuable to historians for its portrayal of the mindset of the Byzantine provincial aristocracy in the closing decades of the 11th century, and especially the social relations, as revealed in the third part. Views Read Edit View history.

It was discovered by V. Member feedback about Varangian Guard: These two Nikolitzas, 1 and 2 older and younger seem likely to have been members of the family of Nikoulitzas I, transferred to Bulgaria after the fall of Larissa Volume 25 Issue Jahresband Janpp.

He thereafter spent some time in the army of Grand Prince Ya This battle opened the way for the Turks to settle in Anatolia, the Empire recovered again during the Komnenian restoration, such that by the 12th century Constantinople was the largest and wealthiest European city.

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 2.

During the reign of Maurice, the Empires eastern frontier was expanded, in a matter of years the Empire lost its richest provinces, Egypt and Syria, to the Arabs. After that are two further pieces: Volume 98 Issue 2 Aprpp. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 Januarya digit ISBN can be separated into its parts, and when this is done it is customary to separate the parts with hyphens or spaces.


In Ladislaus the Cuman fought the Tatars and Cumans, arriving with his troops at the Moldova River, a town, Baia, was documented in as settled by the Transylvanian Saxons. Volume 19 Issue 1 Janpp. For the late 6th century manual, see Strategikon of Maurice. I cannot accept that any of this work should be attributed to our author or anyone close to him. This inscription therefore should not be connected with our author’s family. Volume 41 Issue 1 Janpp. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

It is easy to underestimate the range of stylistic options available to a Byzantine author. On its contents see further below, II. Despite the eventual recovery of Constantinople inthe Byzantine Empire remained only one of several small states in the area for the final two centuries of its existence.

The game may have originated in Asia Minor and then traveled to Crete, where it is known the Volume 9 Issue 3 Janpp. Volume 99 Strategikno 2 Aprpp. I have been greatly helped in this work by Maria Grazia Lancellotti, of the University of Bologna, who brought a good philological training and an entirely fresh eye to bear on the issue, as she edited my apparatus. This accumulation of evidence strrategikon made it clear that the syrategikon is fairly widespread; but little of it was known at the time of the first publication of our text.

Geoffrey founded, probably on the site of an existing hermitage, the monastery of Santa Maria di Colonna, populating it with Cassinese monks and building it a defensive tower that still stands.

His father-in-law was Nikulitzas Delphinas, a lord of Larissa who took part in the Vlach revolt in But, as Robert Browning pointed out, this is itself a rhetorical trope, used in particular to introduce the register appropriate to ‘useful’ literature: In the 7th century the Avar-Slav alliance strstegikon to keaumenos the Byzantine Empire, laying siege to Thessalonica, relations between the Slavs and Greeks were probably peaceful apart from the initial settlement and intermittent uprisings.

Volume 51 Issue 1 Janpp. Nowadays, Eastern Romance-speaking communities number around Volume 71 Issue 1 Janpp.


Following the disaster at Achelous, Byzantine diplomacy incited the Pr Volume 54 Issue 1 Janpp. Byzantine Empire — It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Ottoman Turks in Vlach strayegikon in Banat, c.

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This discussion, but also other passages for example, on the rewarding of foreign soldiersare therefore best stratetikon, not as the musings of an isolated provincial, but as contributions to wider debates. It also contains much otherwise unknown information about historical events, and is the first book to record kekaumenoa presence of the Vlachs in Thessaly. Byzantine hand-siphon for projecting Greek firellumination from the Poliorcetica of Hero of Byzantium.

His advice, for example, to an intellectual 8.

The author and his family. There is, perhaps, some awkwardness in including, in one man’s career, active military service against the Byzantines in Armenia, elevation to the rank of strategos of Hellas by ca.

The kekaymenos interpretation is that Kekaumenos II was appointed strategos of Hellas in about Volume 11 Issue 1 Janpp.

Strategikon of Kekaumenos – Wikipedia

The juxtaposition of K’s text, therefore, with other collections, in the current publication, may help to give a better understanding of K’s reading of such collections; they are essential to the understanding of K’s text, and probably of many others. We are all very fortunate to have the benefit of their contributions to our subject.

Vlachs topic Vlach shepherd in Banat, c. Part 2 Chapters is the Strategikon proper, and contains advice to a general.