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Kouropalates
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(κουροπαλάτης; kouropalátēs; from Lat. cura palatii). Initially a term for an official responsible for palace business, used for the first time by Justinianus [1] I as a higher court title for his successor Iustinus [4] II. In the period following it was mainly reserved for members of the imperial family or for foreign princes.

Bibliography

ODB 2,1157

R. Guilland, Titres et fonctions de l'Empire byzantin, 1976, III.

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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Kouropalates”, 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 27 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e625000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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