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Katepanate
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Since Southern Italy was governed by a katepano (Byzantine, usually a military title, derived from κατ' ἐπάνω, attested from the 9th cent. AD onward) prior to the Norman conquest, the Normans referred to the previously Byzantine regions as K. (capitanata). This term thus corresponds in part to Magna Graecia.

Bibliography

ODB, s.v. Katepano.

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Niehoff, Johannes (Freiburg), “Katepanate”, 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 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e610860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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