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  Eutropius (Byzantine official) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
399) was a fourth century Eastern Roman official.
After Theodosius' death in 395 he successfully arranged the marriage of the new emperor, Arcadius, to Aelia Eudoxia, having blocked an attempt by Arcadius' chief minister, Rufinus, to marry the young and weak-willed emperor to his daughter.
During his rise to the consulship, Eutropius earned the enmity of the people due to his reputation for cruelty and greed.
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 Byzantine Studies Conference: 1978 Abstracts
The Byzantine Studies Conference is an annual forum for the presentation and discussion of papers embodying current research on all aspects of Byzantine history and culture.
The Byzantine eagerly embraced the doctrine of Longinos that imitation is a "path to sublimity".
For Byzantine writers there was a divine logic lying behind the coincidence of the Annunciation with the renewal of nature; spring and renewal became constant themes in the Greek literature on this feast.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Arcadius
Eutropius used that fear to his advantage and froze out any access they may have had to the circles of power.
Eutropius in turn supported the revolt of the Count Gildo in Africa, which was under western control, in an attempt to destabilize Stilicho's control and further eastern domains.
With the exception of trying to emphasize the emperor's piety, an important development in the history of the Byzantine monarchy, Arcadius and his ministers were for the most part simply reacting to events.
www.roman-emperors.org /arcadius.htm   (3420 words)

 Byzantine Studies Conference: 1990 Abstracts
Byzantine ivories have been the subject of scholarly analysis and debate from the standpoint of iconography, historical significance, stylistic groupings, technique and crafting, but not of their original appearance.
Thus, the Byzantine Fathers, from various perspectives, affirm the fundamental equality of the sexes, particularly in the prelapsarian state, and view male domination of woman as a symptom of humanity's fall.
The Byzantine Fortress on the Hexamilion across the Isthmus of Corinth was constructed in the early years of the fifth century and served as a primary means of defense for the Peloponnesos until the fifteenth century and beyond.
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 Rodolphe Guilland, "Les Eunuques dans l'Empire Byzantin" (English)
The presence of innumerable eunuchs at the Byzantine court seems to be in conflict with the laws that severely prohibited eunuchism.
Eutropius was exiled to Cyprus, but was executed not long afterwards, in spite of the promises that had been made to him (Zosimus 268-269).
On the Byzantine diplomatic mission sent to Charlemagne to ask for the hand of his daughter, there were apparently other eunuchs besides the eunuch Elyseus, the imperial notary.
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Most historians of the time agree that Eutropius was a thoroughly crooked man, selling high offices and provincial governors' posts to the highest bidder and having honest rich men accused of treason and put to death just so he could seize their wealth and estates.
Eutropius used that fear to his advantage and kept them far away from Arcadius and the circles of power, thus effectively eliminating the military's input in governmental affairs.
Arcadius left the governing of the empire to Eutropius and he happily took annual vacations in Galatia, apparently upon Eutropius' suggestion.
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 Visigoth - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While Rome was no longerthe official capital of the Western Roman Empire (it had been moved to Ravenna forstrategic reasons) its fall severely shook the empire's foundations.
In 554, Granada and southernmost Hispania Baetica were lost to representatives of the Byzantine Empire who had been invited in to help settle a Visigothic dynastic struggle, but who stayed on,as a hoped-for spearhead to a "Reconquest" of the far west envisaged by emperor Justinian I.
The last Arian Visigothic king, Leovigild, conquered the Suevi kingdom in 584 and regained part of thesouthern areas lost to the Byzantines, which his heir conquered completely in 624.
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The worst was that the oppression did not end with the emperors nor the friends and officials to whom they delegated power to satisfy their desires at the expense of the helpless.
But the remark of Eutropius is to be interpreted by the “former agreeable mildness of temper,” to which he himself witnesses, and the fact that this latter period was that where the points of view of the two men had widely diverged.
Eutropius speaks emphatically of this even while he uses the expression which has been such a puzzle to all, that “toward some of his friends he was double” (or dangerous), a phrase which is interpreted by Johannes Ant.
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 NPNF (V1-09) (xv.ii)
The senate, and all the great officials military and civil poured into the palace of the Cæsars to offer their homage, and emulated each other in the honor of kissing the hand and even the wrinkled visage of the eunuch.
Eutropius entrusted the conduct of an expedition against him to one of his favorites, who suffered a most ignominious defeat in which he perished, and the greater part of his army was cut to pieces.
Eutropius was deprived of his official dignity, his property was declared confiscated, and he was commanded to quit the palace instantly under pain of death.
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 Orthodoxy : Herontology - biographies of Saints :: March   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eutropius and Cleonicus wereblood brothers, and Basilliscus was a kinsman of St. Theodore.
Eutropius refused, quoting from the Psalms, "Happy the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked" (Psalm 1:1).
Shortly after the death of Eustratius, the Byzantine emperor decreed that the Jews of the city of Khorsum be punished for their wickedness toward Christians.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Aurelian
The official propaganda claimed that on his deathbed Claudius II had designated Aurelian as his successor [[8]]; Aurelian later (perhaps in A.D. 272) placed his dies imperii on the day of Claudius' death, thereby dismissing Quintillus as a mere usurper [[9]].
Many of his reforms and measures anticipate late antiquity: the military reorganization, new forms of protecting the frontiers, the monetary reforms, his religious policy that was directed to religious unity, the elevation of the ruler.
Eutropius (9,12) writes that Quintillus was elected emperor consensu militum and consensu senatus, but was killed on the seventeenth day of his reign.
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 Fowler_article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
There is further loss of power on the part of Eutropius shown in the description of his sister as a "chaste wife." Even if Eutropius decided to assert masculine power over her, and try and reestablish the proper gender roles, his sister is chaste, and will not submit to amorous designs.
Because it is no longer advantageous for her to associate with him, Eutropius is denied the protection his sister once gave him, and is left more vulnerable as a result of the failed relationship.
Eutropius, since he had been a eunuch slave, would most likely have been forced by at least one of his masters to take the receptive role in a male-male sexual encounter.
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 Roman timeline from 268AD to 284AD
Although the most substantive source on Claudius is the biography in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae (SHA), this account is riddled with fabrications and slanted with fawning praise for this particular emperor, who in the 4th century was viewed as an ancestor of Constantine's father and thus of the ruling imperial family.
So Eutropius describes him as a man of singular moderation and grace, and comparable or even preferable to his brother, chosen emperor by the soldiers, and, with the agreement of the Senate, named Augustus (Breviarium 9.12; cf.
The official propaganda claimed that on his deathbed Claudius II had designated Aurelian as his successor ; Aurelian later (perhaps in 272) placed his dies imperii on the day of Claudius's death, thereby dismissing Quintillus as a mere usurper.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /temetfutue/timeline/tl_Imperial-c.htm   (13724 words)

 VISIGOTH FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Some time shortly after 291 Mamertinus made a eulogy of Emperor Maximian (285-308) in which he says that the "Tervingi, another division of the Goths" (''Tervingi pars alia Gothorum'') joined with a band he calls the ''Taifali'' to attack the Vandals and Gepidae (''Genethl.
While Rome was no longer the official capital of the Western Roman Empire (it had been moved to Ravenna for strategic reasons) its fall severely shook the empire's foundations.
The last Arian Visigothic king, Leovigild, conquered the Suevi kingdom in 584 and regained part of the southern areas lost to the Byzantines, which his heir conquered completely in 624.
www.bellabuds.com /index.php/?s=visigoth   (2168 words)

 Bambooweb: Arcadius
Arcadius himself was more concerned with appearing to be a pious Christian than he was with political or military matters, and he died, only nominally in control of his empire, in 408.
Note: It is difficult to determine when exactly the Roman Empire ends and the Byzantine Empire begins; Diocletian split the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves for administrative purposes in 284.
In 1453 Mehmed II overthrew the Byzantine Empire and claimed the title of Caesar; his successors continued this claim.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Aemilius Aemilianus
380) translated into Greek and expanded Eutropius that "Aemilianus, not being able to trace himself back to illustrious ancestors, but, rather, having been born from entirely insignificant ones, having ruled for three whole months, died" (9.6, ed.
In the aftermath, Gallus and Volusianus apparently retreated northward up the western branch of the same road, only to be murdered at the Forum Flaminii by their own men - motivated, according to Aurelius Victor (31.2, pp.
To students of Roman historiography, Aemilianus is an important "trace element" whose presence contributes to the critical analysis of the traditions from which much of our most important literary evidence for the events of the Third Century derive.
www.roman-emperors.org /aemaem.htm   (2058 words)

 Arcadius --  Encyclopædia Britannica
His empire was a prey to the Goths, and his consort Eudoxia abetted the persecution of the patriarch...
The conflict between Rufinus and Stilicho was one of the factors leading to the official partition of the empire into Eastern and Western halves.
The first great period of the Byzantines occurred during the reign of Justinian I, who took the throne in 527.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 98.3.08
No sane ambassador would have told the emperor that he "is ignorant and lives like a jellyfish" (14D); that he skulks like a lizard in his lair (16D); and that his associates have "small heads and petty minds" (15A).
Synesius maps out very clear career paths for his hero and anti-hero at 91D-92B: Osiris shared in the generalship, was commander of the guards, in charge of royal audiences, city prefect and leader of the Senate.
Typhos was a treasury official, governor of a province which underwent a bad year, and subsequently of other provinces.
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 Just War Theory and Eastern Orthodox Christianity:
A Theological Perspective on the Doctrinal Legacy of Chrysostom ...
The history of the Byzantine Empire is characterized by nearly constant warfare with Islamic invaders (among others).
Harakas (1981) also highlights the fact that the history of the Byzantine Empire is comparatively devoid of the concept of Crusade (defined as a war of aggression seeking to achieve ideological and/or religious ends in foreign lands), with the only possible exception of Emperor Heraclius' war against the Persians in 622-630 CE.
This would seem to be a contradiction of his earlier proclamation to his congregation about not fearing to take-up the sword in times of war.
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 BYZANTIUM: Byzantine Sources in Translation
A large number of Byzantine historiographical texts were first edited and printed in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Byzantine Guilds, Professional and Commerical Ordinannces of Leo VI.
This bibliography of text and translations of Byzantine Theological literature and "spiritual writing", for want of a better term, excludes from detailed consideration the immense number of texts from the 4th and 5th century, which are well documented elsewhere and fairly easily available due to their continuing interest to many Christian Scholars.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/byzantium/alltexts.html   (12196 words)

 Civilization Fanatics' Forums - Historical filth- Eunuchs with balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chinese court official who was chief eunuch to emperor Ho-ti.
When the emperor discovered the extent of his crimes, Liu was executed but he left a legacy of Eunuch Power that dominated China for the next century.
Through arranging a marriage, Eutropius sidled into the position of chief advisor to the utterly useless emperor Arcadius.
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 Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom (iv.vi)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Eutropius only suited him because he saved all trouble, relieved him of the intolerable burdens of empire, transacted the minute details and functions of necessary business; and arranged for him the amusements which served to dissipate his deadly dulness and to
The Chamberlain and officials advanced with genuflexions and prostrations, and with hands which shaded their eyes, as though they were blinded with the divine and sunlike radiance of the Emperor.
One or two high officials were present in her audience-room, and among them the showy Count John, who was her favourite, and whom the scandalmongers of Constantinople declared to be her lover and the father of her children.
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 Orthodox Saints for March
He invited Eutropius to dine with him, but Eutropius refused, quoting the Psalm 'Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsels of the ungodly.' He then offered them a huge amount of silver, which they likewise refused, telling the governor that Judas lost his soul for silver.
At last, he condemned Eutropius and Cleonicus to crucifixion, for which they joyfully gave thanks that they had been found worthy to die the same death as Christ.
Basiliscus was held in prison awhile longer in hopes that the deaths of his companions would weaken his resolve; but when he remained steadfast in the Faith, he was beheaded, on May 22 (on which he is also commemorated) in 308.
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 List of ancient Romans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
official guidebook to Orkney, The Ancient Monuments of Orkney (1978), Scotland (1998...
These include citizens of ancient Rome remembered in history for some reason.
Gaius Sulpicius Galba - two; official, grandfather of emperor
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 Ancient Sources
Fourth century AD Court official under a whole series of emperors from Constantius II to Theodosius who wrote a survey of Roman history from its beginning to AD 364.
Fourth century AD Court official of emperor Valens who wrote a survey of Roman history from its beginning to AD 364.
Commander of the Byzantine imperial bodyguard, imperial secretary, and then monk.
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 BYZANTIUM: The Byzantine Historiographical Tradition
Less well known is that it continued in Byzantium, the subject here, and is one of the reasons for interest in and ability to research, Byzantine history despite the loss much material available to historians of other medieval societies.
For much of Byzantine history a series of historical accounts, often covering about fifty years each, continued, one after another, each giving a detailed account of the history of the empire from the perspective of the governmental and ecclesiastical elites.
Here are four tables, arranged by lifetime of author, of the historiographical and chronographical traditions of Byzantine culture.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/byzantium/texts/byzhistorio.html   (4413 words)

 LacusCurtius • J. B. Bury's History of the Later Roman Empire
We want the background, and of it we can only see enough to know that these Councils resembled modern political conventions, that the arts of lobbying were practised, and that intimidation and bribery were employed to force theological arguments.
Hodgkin in his attractive volume on the Imperial Restoration; and, more recently, Justinian and the Byzantine Civilisation of the Sixth Century have been the subject of a richly illustrated book by my friend M. Charles Diehl.
I do not compete with them; but I believe that in my second volume the reader will find a fuller account of the events of the reign than in any other single work.
penelope.uchicago.edu /Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/BURLAT/home.html   (1740 words)

 exarchate_of_africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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