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Bardas
(86 words)

[German version]

Byzantine statesman, Armenian, brother of Theodora, mother of Emperor Michael III (AD 842-867). Bearer of the highest court title Caesar (καῖσαρ) since 862. He promoted the mission to the Slavs, founded a school for scientific studies in the imperial palace, furthered the elevation of the learned  Photius to patriarch. B. was murdered by the parvenu  Basilius [5] I, the founder of the Macedonian dynasty, on 21.4.866.

Bibliography

LMA 1, 1456

ODB 1, 255f.

P. Speck, Die kaiserliche Universität von Konstantinopel, 1974.

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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Bardas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e212620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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