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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 8 8 Browse Search
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Constanti'nus Xi. Ducas (o( *Dou=kas) emperor of the East, A. D. 1059-1067, was chosen by the emperor Isaac I. Comnenus, who abdicated in 1059, as his successor, in preference to his own children, because he thought him to be the most worthy of his subjects. It proved, however, that, although Constantine was undoubtedly one of the best subjects of Isaac, he still was not fit to rule in those troublous times. Previously to his election, Constantine had been very active in putting Michael VI. Stratioticus on the throne (A. D. 1056), but he deserted him in the following year and espoused the party of Isaac Comnenus, who succeeded in seizing the government. Thence their friendship arose. When he ascended the throne, the people expected that he would take vigorous measures against those swarms of barbarians who were attacking the empire from all sides, and they were the more justified in their expectations as Constantine was an able general. But he loved talking quite as much as action, an
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Eudo'cia Augusta 8. Of MACREMBOLIS, wife of the emperors Constantine XI. (Ducas) and Romanus IV. (Diogenes). She was married to Constantine while he was yet in a private station, and bore him two sons, Michael and Andronicus, before his accession in A. D. 1059, and one son, Constantine. born afterwards; they had also two daughters, Theodora and Zoe. On the accession of Constantine she received the title of Augusta and on his death, A. D. 1067, he bequeathed the empire to her and to their three sons, Michael VII. (Parapinaces), Andronicus I., and Constantine XII. (Porphyrogenitus). He bound Eudocia by an oath not to marry again. Eudocia had in fact the management of the government, the children being all young. Perceiving that the protection of the eastern frontier, which was threatened with invasion, required a stronger hand, she married Romanus IV. (Diogenes). Romanus, who was eminent for his fine figure, strength, and warlike qualities, had, on the death of Constantine XI., prepared
Ga'ridas a Graeco-Roman jurist, said by Nic. Comnenus Papadopoli (who calls him Garidas Leo) to have been a judex veli. (Praenot. Mystag. p. 15, 371, 400, 407.) He wrote, concerning homicides and those who take refuge in sanctuaries, to Constantinus Ducas (reigned A. D. 1059-1067), not Michael Ducas, as stated by Bach and by Pohl (ad Suares. Notit. Basil. p. 140. n. z; Basil. ed. Fabrot. vol. vii. p. 693.) He also wrote a treatise concerning actions in alphabetical order, in which arrangement he was afterwards imitated by Psellus. (Basil. vol. ii. p. 548, 556, 574, 651, 652, vol. iii. p. 78, 115, 249, 353, 389, 391, vol. vii. p. 651, 914; Assemani, Bibl. Jur. Or. 2.20. p. 411; Heimbach, De Basil. Orig. p. 73; Zachariae, Hist. Jur. Gr. Rom. Delin. § 443.) [J.T.G
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