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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Isaacus I. or Isaac Comne'nus (*)Isaa/kios o( *Komnhno/s), emperor of Constantinople (A. D. 1057-1059), and the first of the Comneni who ascended the imperial throne, was one of the most virtuous emperors of the East. [See the genealogical table of the Comneni, Vol. I. p. 820.] he was the elder son of Manuel Comnenus, praefectus totius orientis in the reign of Basil II, whom he lost while still a boy, and was educated, together with his younger brother John, under the care of Basil. Their learning. talents, and moral principles, as much as the merits of their late father, recommended them to the favour of the emperor, and at an early age they were both entrusted with important civil and military functions. Isaac became so distinguished, that, supported by the illustrious name of his family, he succeeded in obtaining the hand of Catharina, or Aicatharina, the daughter of Samuel, or perhaps John Wladislaus, king of the Bulgarians, a lady who, at the time when Isaac made her acquaintance
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Michael Psellus or Michael Psellus the Younger or the Younger Michael Psellus (search)
ith the title of Prince of the Philosophers (*Filoso/fwn u(/patos), and did not disdain to use his counsels, and in effecting their elevation he even had a share. The period during which he thus flourished at Constantinople extends over the reigns of Constantinus Monomachus (A. D. 1042-1054), his empress Theodora (to A. D. 1056), and Michael Stratonicus, who succeeded Theodora, and who entrusted Psellus with a conciliatory mission to Isaac Comnenus, whom the soldiers had saluted emperor in A. D. 1057. He still remained in favour with both these emperors, and with Constantinus Ducas, who succeeded Comnenus in A.D. 1060, and also with his successor Eudocia, and her three sons. When Romanus Diogenes, whom Eudocia had married, was also declared emperor (A. D. 1068), Psellus was one of his counsellors ; but three years afterwards he was the chief adviser, among the senators, of the measure by which Diogenes was deposed, and Michael VII. Ducas, the son of Constantinus Ducas, elected in his p
[CEDRENUS, GEORGIUS] that the portion of the history of Cedrenus which extends from the death of the emperor Nicephorus I. (A. D. 811) to the close of the work (A. D. 1057), is found almost verbatim in the history of Joannes Scylitzes, which commences from the death of Nicephorus 1. (A. D. 811), and extends, in the printed copies,reign of Isaac Comnenus, " ad imperium Isaaci Comneni :" that Cedrenus, who, in the latter part of his work, transcribes Scylitzes, brings down his work only to A. D. 1057, and that, in speaking of Joannes Thracesius, he gives him the title of Protovestiarius, awhile in the MSS. of Scylitzes' own work he has the titles of Curopalahese premises it is inferred that Scylitzes first held the office of Protovestiarius, and during that time published a first edition of his work, coming down to A. D. 1057; and that afterwards he attained the dignities of Curopalata and Drungarius, and then published a second edition brought down to a later period. But this reason