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  Phocas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phocas is the dedicatee of the last monument erected in the Roman forum.
Phocas gave the Pantheon to Pope Boniface IV for use as a church; in thanks, Boniface erected in the forum the so-called Column of Phocas, which featured an inscription on its base in the emperor's honour.
He also took advantage of the chaos that Phocas' usurpation had sowed in the Roman military: he came to the aid of Narses, a Roman general who refused to acknowedge the new emperor's authority and who was besieged by troops loyal to Phocas in Edessa.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Phocas   (1042 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Phocas
Phocas was, and to a certain extent remains, one of the most maligned of all Byzantine emperors.
Thus, the empire that Phocas seized from Maurice was one whose authority in the provinces was represented by an unpopular minority and enforced by military power.
Phocas immediately sought to silence those who might voice concerns over his lack of dynastic ties by requiring the previous emperor's father-in-law to renounce his own claim to the throne.
www.roman-emperors.org /phocas.htm   (5264 words)

  
 Saint Phocas - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Saint Phocas was a gardener who provided a hospice for travellers at Sinope by the Black Sea.
The soldiers killed Phocas, and buried him in the grave that he had dug in his garden during the night.
Phocas is the patron saint of gardeners and sailors.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Saint_Phocas   (157 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Phocas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Phocas gave the Pantheon to Pope Boniface IV for use as a church; in thanks, Boniface erected in the forum the so-called, which featured an inscription on its base in the emperor's honor.
He also took advantage of the chaos that Phocas' usurpation had sowed in the Roman military: he came to the aid of Narses, a Roman general who refused to acknowedge the new emperor's authority and who was beseiged by troops loyal to Phocas in Edessa.
A revolt within the city soon afterwards resulted in the abdication of the reigning emperor Maurice, and in the elevation of Phocas to the throne, which seems to have been accomplished by one of the circus factions against the wish of the troops.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Phocas   (2142 words)

  
 St. Phocas
Phocas of Sinope was born in the Mideast and was a martyr held in ancient veneration.
Phocas is said to have lived as a hermit beside the gate of Sinope, a city on the shores of the Black Sea.
In this panegyric, Asterius said, "The magnificent church which is possessed of his body is the comfort and ease of the afflicted, the health of the sick, the storehouse plentifully supplying the needs of the poor." Sailors, he added, still sing hymns in honor of the saint, for he has often assisted them.
www.stthomasirondequoit.com /SaintsAlive/id240.htm   (592 words)

  
 Nicephorus Phocas
Nicephorus Phocas was the son of Bardas Phocas, an important Byzantine general in Anatolia, on the borders of the empire.
Phocas was indeed a Nicephorus (Bringer of Victory) for the empire.
Gustave Schlumberger, Un Empereur byzantin au Xe siecle: Nicephore Phocas (1890).
members.fortunecity.com /fstav1/emperors/niceph.html   (1846 words)

  
 St Phocas the unfortunate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Once they had gone to sleep, Phocas went into his garden and dug a grave for himself, before spending the rest of the night in prayer.
When the soldiers arose the next day, their host told them that Phocas was now at their disposal, and revealed his true identity to them.
Phocas himself resolved their dilemma, by explaining that to die for his faith would be the highest honour.
www.hero.ac.uk /uk/culture___sport/archives/2003/st_phocas_the_unfortunate3504.cfm   (1060 words)

  
 (134) Phocas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In A.D. 602 Phocas, a junior officer of barbarian descent, led his troops in a mutinous revolt against the imperial government and succeeded in taking the throne.
The coins of Phocas are unusual because they revive an interest in portraiture, which the engravers of the stylized portraits of most early Byzantine emperors had long ignored.
In this period of sole rulers the legend had long been anachronistic, but Phocas' decision to change it to refer to a single Augustus may have been intended to emphasize his determination, in the face of mounting opposition, to rule alone.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/134.html   (285 words)

  
 Phocas
Phocas, Eastern Roman Emperor (reigned 602-610) seized power in Constantinople by killing the Emperor Maurice I and then proceeded to rule the empire himself for eight years.
Phocas was a non-commissioned officer in the Roman army[?] when he seized power, and was welcomed at first by many because he lowered taxes, which had been high during the reign of Maurice.
In 610, several members of the government, seeing the empire collapsing around them and Phocas' cruelty increasing, sent an appeal to Heraclius the Elder, the powerful and popular Exarch of Carthage, asking him to aid them in deposing Phocas.
www.termsdefined.net /ph/phocas.html   (426 words)

  
 "NICEPHORUS II PHOCAS (912--969 A. D.)
Nicephorus Phocas was born sometime in the year 912 to the wealthy and aristocratic Phocas family of Cappadocia.
The Phocas family was known as one of the most outstanding military families in all Byzantium, as well as the largest land-holding family in Cappadocia.
Therefore, she decided to send an appeal to Nicephorus Phocas, who had now become the most popular man in the empire, thanks to his military victories, and who was with the army on the frontier, to come and protect herself and her children.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Post/179604   (1347 words)

  
 Saint Phocas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Phocas of Sinope was born in the Middle East and was a martyr held in ancient veneration.
He explained to them that, in his belief, to die for one's faith was a favour and the highest of privileges.
In this panegyric, Asterius said, "The magnificent church which is possessed of his body is the comfort and ease of the afflicted, the health of the sick, the storehouse plentifully supplying the needs of the poor." Sailors, he added, still sing hymns in honour of the saint, for he has often assisted them.
www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org /burgh/ff/Phocas.html   (515 words)

  
 Saints of July 14
In art, Saint Phocas is an Oriental layman holding a shovel or among garden produce.
Phocas and his shovel can be seen on the mosaics of Saint Mark's in Venice (Roeder).
Phocas is the patron of gardeners and is venerated at Smyrna (Roeder).
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0714.htm   (3827 words)

  
 Mount_Athos
Despite objections by the hermits to organized community monasticism, the rule of St. Athanasius was imposed upon them by the Byzantine emperor John I Tzimisces, who granted Athos its first charter (Typikon).
The monastery, a model of the coenobitic life and an example for those that followed, received generous gifts from Nicephoros II Phocas, his successor Ioannis Tzimiskes, and Basil II the Bulgar Slayer, and experienced moments of glory and grandeur down to the end of the l4th century.
It was rescued from decline - the result of destructions and raids by pirates (15th-16th centuries) - by the patriarch Dionysios III (A.D. 1655), who gave his entire fortune to it.
members.tripod.com /phocas_family/mount_athos.htm   (758 words)

  
 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin (phocas_saint)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Phocas revered by Roman tradition as the bishop of Sinope must be the same person.
Another Phocas must be a martyr of Antioch, a touch of the door of whose tomb, according to Gregory of Tours, was a cure for serpent bites.
The Vita of Phocas the martyr of Antioch is in ASB, Mar., i.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/encyc09.phocas_saint.html   (251 words)

  
 Rome - Column of Phocas, and columns of Temple of Saturn
Off to our left is the base of the Column of Phocas, in front of us are the eight columns of the Temple of Saturn, and to the right we see towering above us the southern end of the Capitol, the lower dark part of which belongs to the Tabularium.
The blocks of the pedestal are crumbling at the joints, and the whole monument speaks, as with a human tongue, of the ravages of the elements.
On the map we find the point to which we are now to return, and our field of vision from that point, indicated by two lines which start from the number 29 in front of the Basilica of Constantine, and branch toward the left or northwest.
www.oldandsold.com /articles26/rome-31.shtml   (909 words)

  
 The Column of Phocas
The Column of Phocas was the last monument to be built in the Forum (dedicated on the 1st of August AD 608), and even then, the column itself was already standing, and only a statue of Phocas was placed at the top with a new inscription below.
It does provide us with a good example of the appearance of the honourific columns that had filled the Forum from the time of Gaius Maenius in 338 BC.
Phocas was a Byzantine Emperor who assassinated his way to the top.
sionmc.com /Rome/forum/column_of_phocas.htm   (122 words)

  
 Phocas - Byzantine Coinage - WildWinds.com
Phocas, Æ 30 Nummi, O M FOCA PERP AV Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, and holding mappa and cross.
Crowned facing bust of Phocas, wearing consular robes; holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre / Large M; THEUP• in exergue.
Phocas on left, Leontia on right, standing facing, the Emperor holds globe cross, the Empress holds cruciform scepter, cross between / XX between A/N/N/O & III (Year 3 = A.D. 604-605); above, cross; beneath, e.
www.wildwinds.com /coins/byz/phocas/i.html   (369 words)

  
 Column of Phocas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 44 ft (13.5 m) honorary column of Phocas is the last addition to the Forum, having been erected in honour of the Byzantine emperor Phocas in AD 608.
Though Phocas had visited Rome and formally handed the great building of the Pantheon to the pope.
This column hence might be a demonstration to mark papal gratitude.
www.cavazzi.com /roman-empire/tours/rome/column-phocas.html   (65 words)

  
 Virtual Exhibition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By this date the section of the column drawn by Denon had vanished; clearance of sebakh (the ancient site soil, prized as fertilizer: see Petrie’s letter) was slowly revealing the column’s lower courses.
The column has been named the ‘Phocas pillar’ because it bears at the top a roughly cut inscription in honour of the late Roman emperor Phocas, on the part of the Blues circus faction.
The eroded remains of the honorific inscription for the emperor Phocas may just be discerned near the top.
www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk /VExhibition/the_site/phocas-pillar.html   (446 words)

  
 Phocas Dit Raymond Surname - Phocas Dit Raymond Genealogy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Phocas Dit Raymond Surname - Phocas Dit Raymond Genealogy
It links to the majority of the Phocas Dit Raymond surname data on the web, as well as to individual Phocas Dit Raymond family trees, Phocas Dit Raymond origin and Phocas Dit Raymond meaning if known, and many other Phocas Dit Raymond genealogy resources.
Phocas Dit Raymond Origin and Phocas Dit Raymond Meaning
www.surnameweb.org /registry/p/h/o/phocasditraymond.shtml   (592 words)

  
 Phocas
SB 639 Follis Obv: DMFOCAEPPAVG - Phocas (on left) and Leontia (on right) standing facing; the emperor, wearing crown with pendilia, holds globus cruciger; the empress, nimbate, holds cruciform scepter.
SB 664, DOC II 69 Follis Obv: ONFOCANEPEAV - Phocas (on left) and Leontia (on right) standing facing; the emperor, wearing crown with pendilia, holds globus cruciger; the empress, nimbate, holds cruciform scepter; cross between their heads.
AV - Phocas (on left) and Leontia (on right) standing facing; the emperor, wearing crown with pendilia, holds globus cruciger; the empress, nimbate, holds cruciform scepter; cross between their heads.
www.dirtyoldcoins.com /gandinga/id/phocas.htm   (788 words)

  
 Ae Follis of the Byzantine Emperor Phocas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is excellent evidence on both the obverse and reverse of the host coin of Maurice which was struck at Theopolis (Antioch).
The restrike of Phocas was a product of the mint of Cyzicus also in modern day Turkey.
Phocas was truly a vicious person and not very politically adept and certainly not popular.
www.pdxcoinclub.org /gallery/AeFollis_Phocas/AeFollis_Phocas.html   (274 words)

  
 Column of Phocas, Forum Romanum (Photo Archive)
The Column of Phocas is located on the main square of the Forum Romanum, in front of the Rostra.
It is a honorary column dedicated to the byzantine emperor Phocas, erected in 608 BCE by the exarch, the byzantine governor, making it the last addition to the Forum in Antiquity.
An earlier inscription was chiselled away to make room for the dedication to Phocas.
sights.seindal.dk /sight/166.html   (306 words)

  
 (146) Nicephorus II Phocas and Basil II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the premature death of Romanus II, his mother, Theophano, married the famous general Nicephorus II Phocas in order to ward off threats to her remaining two young sons.
He is depicted here with the elder of the two, Basil II, who would eventually become one of the greatest Byzantine emperors.
This coin also demonstrates a gradual change from Latin to Greek in the inscriptions of Byzantine coins, with a sometimes confusing mixture of the two languages on a single coin; here even the spelling of Nicephorus' name uses both Latin and Greek letters.
www.lawrence.edu /dept/art/buerger/catalogue/146.html   (295 words)

  
 Evaluation models and genetic parameters for calving difficulty in beef cattle -- Phocas and Laloë 81 (4): 933 -- ...
Evaluation models and genetic parameters for calving difficulty in beef cattle -- Phocas and Laloë 81 (4): 933 -- Journal of Animal Science
Articles by Phocas, F. Articles by Laloë, D. Articles citing this Article
Articles by Phocas, F. Articles by Laloë, D. Anim.
jas.fass.org /cgi/content/abstract/81/4/933   (369 words)

  
 pitch.com | News | Phocas Cubed
Three years ago, the photographer known as Phocas was working on a photo essay about the dance-music culture in Kansas City when he decided to start Phocas.net to showcase the rave and club scenes.
The Web site is a successful 'zine devoted to local electronic music, and Comer is heralding the third anniversary of his labor of love with Phocas Cubed, a celebration of all things house.
The event has corralled a solid lineup that includes national and regional artists such as Dave Brock, Brent Crampton (pictured), Xplicit and a Kansas City contingent headed by Billpile, Maxx, and Rob Lee vs. Josh C. Thus, one man's obsession reaps benefits for us all.
www.pitch.com /issues/2004-12-09/spincycle.html   (142 words)

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