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Parakoimomenos
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(παρακοιμώμενος / parakoimṓmenos, 'the one who sleeps nearby'). Senior imperial chamberlain, the highest-ranking court eunuch at Constantinople, probably succeeding the earlier praepositus sacri cubiculi; reliably attested only from AD 780; a highly influential office in the 9th-11th cents.

Bibliography

ODB 3, 1584.

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Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Parakoimomenos”, 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 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e907840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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