(κουροπαλάτης; kouropalátēs; from Lat. cura palatii). Initially a term for an official responsible for palace business, used for the first time by Justinianus  I as a higher court title for his successor Iustinus  II. In the period following it was mainly reserved for members of the imperial family or for foreign princes.
R. Guilland, Titres et fonctions de l'Empire byzantin, 1976, III.
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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich),
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 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e625000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510