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=== Geographical Features ===
 
=== Geographical Features ===
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* Aegina (PL 593) island,
 
* Aegina (PL 593) island,
 
* Akheloos (BM 61) river
 
* Akheloos (BM 61) river
 
* Athyras (BM 66) river
 
* Athyras (BM 66) river
 
* Azala (AC 341), hill near Nicea
 
* Azala (AC 341), hill near Nicea
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====B====
 
* Baake (AC 307) lake near Philippopolis,
 
* Baake (AC 307) lake near Philippopolis,
 
* Balearic Islands (BM 399)
 
* Balearic Islands (BM 399)
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====C====
 
* Caster (BM 62) = Kk Menderes
 
* Caster (BM 62) = Kk Menderes
 
* Cephalonia /Cephallenia (BL 18) Adriatic island
 
* Cephalonia /Cephallenia (BL 18) Adriatic island
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* Cyndus (BM 63) river at Tarsus
 
* Cyndus (BM 63) river at Tarsus
 
* Cyprus / Cipri (BM 51) island
 
* Cyprus / Cipri (BM 51) island
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* Dibolis (AC 399) river in Dalmatia,
 
* Dibolis (AC 399) river in Dalmatia,
 
* Dorylaeum (AC 341) plain near Nicea
 
* Dorylaeum (AC 341) plain near Nicea
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* Droa (BM 65) river = Drava
 
* Droa (BM 65) river = Drava
 
* Drymon (AC 393) river in Dalmatia
 
* Drymon (AC 393) river in Dalmatia
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* Echinadian (BM 61) islands
 
* Echinadian (BM 61) islands
 
* Elissos (AC 393) river in Dalmatia,
 
* Elissos (AC 393) river in Dalmatia,
 
* Euboea (AC 336) Greek island,
 
* Euboea (AC 336) Greek island,
 
* Euxine Sea (Black Sea)
 
* Euxine Sea (Black Sea)
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* Forty Martyrs (BM 124) lake = Akşehir Gl
 
* Forty Martyrs (BM 124) lake = Akşehir Gl
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* Halys (AC 356) river near Ancyra (see book for Turk)
 
* Halys (AC 356) river near Ancyra (see book for Turk)
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====I====
 
* Iberon (BM 210) island
 
* Iberon (BM 210) island
 
* Indus (BM 122) river = Dalaman ayi (no dot)
 
* Indus (BM 122) river = Dalaman ayi (no dot)
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====K====
 
* Kephalonia (AC 360) island?
 
* Kephalonia (AC 360) island?
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* Lavros (BM 201) island
 
* Lavros (BM 201) island
 
* Lemnos (BM 57) island
 
* Lemnos (BM 57) island
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* Leucas (AC 360) island?
 
* Leucas (AC 360) island?
 
* Lychnis (AC 393) lake in Dalmatia,
 
* Lychnis (AC 393) lake in Dalmatia,
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====M====
 
* Meander / Maeandros / Maeander (PL 561) river = Byk Menderes
 
* Meander / Maeandros / Maeander (PL 561) river = Byk Menderes
 
* Melas (BM 66) river
 
* Melas (BM 66) river
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====N====
 
* Nestos (BM 645) river
 
* Nestos (BM 645) river
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====O====
 
* Onopniktes (BM 64) river (Parmenios?)
 
* Onopniktes (BM 64) river (Parmenios?)
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====P====
 
* Patara (AC 361) island
 
* Patara (AC 361) island
 
* Peneios (BM 64) river
 
* Peneios (BM 64) river
 
* Petra (AC 409) mountain pass in Dalmatia,
 
* Petra (AC 409) mountain pass in Dalmatia,
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* Rekhios (BM 64) river (possibly = Vardar)
 
* Rekhios (BM 64) river (possibly = Vardar)
 
* Rhodes / Rhodi (M 9) island in Cibyrrhaeot,
 
* Rhodes / Rhodi (M 9) island in Cibyrrhaeot,
 
* Rhodope (BM 645) province
 
* Rhodope (BM 645) province
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* Samos (AC 361) Aegean island,
 
* Samos (AC 361) Aegean island,
 
* Sangaris / Sangarios (AC 307) river in Bithynia = Sakarya
 
* Sangaris / Sangarios (AC 307) river in Bithynia = Sakarya
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* Skopas (BM 64) river
 
* Skopas (BM 64) river
 
* Strymon (BM 83) river
 
* Strymon (BM 83) river
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* Taurocomas (AC 305) mountains
 
* Taurocomas (AC 305) mountains
 
* Tenedos (BL 78) island off Thrace,
 
* Tenedos (BL 78) island off Thrace,
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=== Imperial Institutions, Offices and Ranks ===
 
=== Imperial Institutions, Offices and Ranks ===
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* Ab actis (BM 181)
 
* Ab actis (BM 181)
 
* Adiutores (BM 181): aide, assistant, secretary
 
* Adiutores (BM 181): aide, assistant, secretary
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* Assessor (BM 178): judge
 
* Assessor (BM 178): judge
 
* Aurifices (BM 389): goldworker
 
* Aurifices (BM 389): goldworker
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* Balnitōr (BM 656): bath attendant
 
* Balnitōr (BM 656): bath attendant
 
* Blattion (BM 630): purple dye maker (?) literally purplish
 
* Blattion (BM 630): purple dye maker (?) literally purplish
 
* Bouleutēs (BM 190):
 
* Bouleutēs (BM 190):
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====C====
 
* Caesar / kaisar (BM 164): heir to the throne
 
* Caesar / kaisar (BM 164): heir to the throne
 
* Cancellarius (BM 165): councillor, adviser
 
* Cancellarius (BM 165): councillor, adviser
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* Cursus publicus (BM 294) = dēmosios dromos
 
* Cursus publicus (BM 294) = dēmosios dromos
 
* Cursus velox (BM 295) = oxys dromos
 
* Cursus velox (BM 295) = oxys dromos
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* Dekharkhēs (BM 182)
 
* Dekharkhēs (BM 182)
 
* Despotēs (BM 164): despot or master
 
* Despotēs (BM 164): despot or master
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* Dux / doux (BM 165): leader or commander
 
* Dux / doux (BM 165): leader or commander
 
* Dux et Augustalis (BM 170): commander and emperor
 
* Dux et Augustalis (BM 170): commander and emperor
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====E====
 
* Eidikon / isikon / eidikos (BM 192): general
 
* Eidikon / isikon / eidikos (BM 192): general
 
* Episkepsis (BM 58): injuction or denunciation
 
* Episkepsis (BM 58): injuction or denunciation
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* Exercitus (BM 423): army
 
* Exercitus (BM 423): army
 
* Exisōtēs (BM 414)
 
* Exisōtēs (BM 414)
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* Fabrica / phabrix (BM 416): workshop of artisan
 
* Fabrica / phabrix (BM 416): workshop of artisan
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* Genikon (BM 410): belonging to the race or tribe
 
* Genikon (BM 410): belonging to the race or tribe
 
* Grammaticus (AC 495), grammarian
 
* Grammaticus (AC 495), grammarian
 
* Gynaecium (BM 560), womens quarters
 
* Gynaecium (BM 560), womens quarters
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* Hetaireia megalē (BM 186): comrade
 
* Hetaireia megalē (BM 186): comrade
 
* Honestus (BM 244): honoured or distinguished
 
* Honestus (BM 244): honoured or distinguished
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* Hyperarithmoi (BM 186): supernumerary
 
* Hyperarithmoi (BM 186): supernumerary
 
* Hypeourgia basilikē (BM )
 
* Hypeourgia basilikē (BM )
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* Katholikos (BM 377): supervisor of accounts
 
* Katholikos (BM 377): supervisor of accounts
 
* Kellarios oikeiakos basilikos (BM 305)
 
* Kellarios oikeiakos basilikos (BM 305)
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* Kouropalatēs (BM 185)
 
* Kouropalatēs (BM 185)
 
* Kritēs thematos (BM 430) = praitōr
 
* Kritēs thematos (BM 430) = praitōr
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* Lamprotatos (BM 244)
 
* Lamprotatos (BM 244)
 
* Largitionales (BM 387): treasury officers
 
* Largitionales (BM 387): treasury officers
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* Logothetēs tou genikou (BM 410)
 
* Logothetēs tou genikou (BM 410)
 
* Logothetēs tou stratiōtikou (BM 410)
 
* Logothetēs tou stratiōtikou (BM 410)
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* Magister militum (BM 165) = stratēgoi: master of war or general
 
* Magister militum (BM 165) = stratēgoi: master of war or general
 
* Magister officiorum (BM 388): master of the workplace (?)
 
* Magister officiorum (BM 388): master of the workplace (?)
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* Moneta publica / fiscalis (BM 390)
 
* Moneta publica / fiscalis (BM 390)
 
* Monetarius (BM 326): master of the mint
 
* Monetarius (BM 326): master of the mint
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* Numerarius (BM 166): keeper of accounts
 
* Numerarius (BM 166): keeper of accounts
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* Osequium (BM 621) = opsikion
 
* Osequium (BM 621) = opsikion
 
* Officium / offikion (BM 165), office staff
 
* Officium / offikion (BM 165), office staff
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* Opifices monetae (BM 321): makers of money
 
* Opifices monetae (BM 321): makers of money
 
* Orphanotrophos (BM 297): bringer up of orphans
 
* Orphanotrophos (BM 297): bringer up of orphans
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* Palatinus /i (BM 388): person or people of the Palatine
 
* Palatinus /i (BM 388): person or people of the Palatine
 
* Parakoimōmemos (BM 104): guard
 
* Parakoimōmemos (BM 104): guard
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* Protostratotius (chief equerry, Basil I held this position for Michael III before their marriage, MoL 234)
 
* Protostratotius (chief equerry, Basil I held this position for Michael III before their marriage, MoL 234)
 
* Prōtovestariarios (BM 192)
 
* Prōtovestariarios (BM 192)
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* Quasestor sacri palatii (BM 404)
 
* Quasestor sacri palatii (BM 404)
 
* Quaestura / quastor exercitus (BM 104): the office of magistrate
 
* Quaestura / quastor exercitus (BM 104): the office of magistrate
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* Rationalis (BM 381): treasurer
 
* Rationalis (BM 381): treasurer
 
* Rationalis rei summae (BM 329): literally treasurer of high things
 
* Rationalis rei summae (BM 329): literally treasurer of high things
 
* Rhaiktōr (BM 184)
 
* Rhaiktōr (BM 184)
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* Sabastos (BM 89): quarrier of gravel or rock (?)
 
* Sabastos (BM 89): quarrier of gravel or rock (?)
 
* Sakellion / sakellarios (BM 192): shieldlet
 
* Sakellion / sakellarios (BM 192): shieldlet
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* Stratopedarkhein / startopedarkhēs (BM 133): military commander
 
* Stratopedarkhein / startopedarkhēs (BM 133): military commander
 
* Susceptor (BM 331): contractor or collector of taxes tax farmer
 
* Susceptor (BM 331): contractor or collector of taxes tax farmer
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* Tagmata (BM 130): leader of a brigade of soldiers
 
* Tagmata (BM 130): leader of a brigade of soldiers
 
* Tamieion basilikon / koinon (BM 131): servant or steward of
 
* Tamieion basilikon / koinon (BM 131): servant or steward of
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* Tribunus et notarius (BM 187): tribunes (captains) and clerks
 
* Tribunus et notarius (BM 187): tribunes (captains) and clerks
 
* Turma /tourma (BM 193): troop or squadron
 
* Turma /tourma (BM 193): troop or squadron
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* Vestarkhēs (BM 185)
 
* Vestarkhēs (BM 185)
 
* Vestēs (BM 185)
 
* Vestēs (BM 185)

Revision as of 14:48, 19 December 2003