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4. EUDOCIA, daughter of Incer or Inger, and concubine of the emperor Michael III., by whom she was given in marriage (about A. D. 866) to Basil the Macedonian, afterwards emperor. She bore Basil a son, afterwards the emperor Leo the Philosopher, so soon after their marriage, that it was said that Michael was the child's father, and that she was pregnant at the time of her marriage. Cedrenus speaks of the marriage of Basil with Eudocia, whose noble birth and beauty he celebrates; but, far from making her the concubine of Michael, speaks of her as excelling in modesty. (Zonaras, Annales, vol. iii. p. 132, ed. Basil, 1577; Cedrenus, Compendium, vol. ii. p. 198, ed. Bonn, 1838-9.)

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