(Σεβαστός/Sebastós). Originally a Greek equivalent for the Latin title Augustus, was not introduced as a title in the Byzantine court until the 11th century AD; after 1081 it was conferred - also in combinations such as sebastokrátōr - by the Comnenian emperors predominantly on family members.
A. Kazhdan, s.v. S., ODB 3, 1862 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 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1106200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510