(πρωτοστράτωρ; prōtostrátōr). Byzantine term, 8th-15th cents. AD, for the superintendent of the imperial grooms ('marshal'), who accompanied the emperor when riding. It was an influential position close to the emperor and was considered favourable for further advancement.
R. Guilland, Recherches sur les institutions byzantines, vol. 1, 1967, 478-497
ODB 3, 1748 f.
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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 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1011480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510