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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Constanti'nus X. Monoma'chus (o( *Monoma/xos), emperor of the East, A. D. 1042-1054. His surname was given him on account of his personal courage in war. In 1042 the government of the empire was in the hands of two imperial sisters, Zoe, the widow of the emperor Romanus Argyrus, and afterwards of Michael IV. the Paphlagonian, and Theodora, a spinster, who were placed on the throne by the inhabitants of Constantinople, after they had deposed the emperor Michael V. Calaphates, the adopted son of Zoe. The two sisters being afraid of their position, Zoe proposed to Constantine Monomachus that he should marry her; and as she was rather advanced in age, being then upwards of sixty, she allowed the gallant warrior to bring his beautiful mistress, Sclerena, with him to the imperial palace, where the two ladies lived together on the best terms. Constantine was saluted as emperor, and conferred the dignity of Augusta upon Sclerena. Soon after the accession of Constantine, Georgius Maniaces, a b
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Geor'gius MANIACES (search)
consequently sent home a prisoner, but was released by Michael V. Calaphates, after his accession, A. D. 1041. The disasters of the Byzantines in Italy, after his recal, induced Zoe, who succeeded Michael, to send him thither again as general (A. D. 1042). He recovered the province from the power of his own Frankish mercenaries, who had seized it. Meantime, his interests at home were assailed by Romanus Sclerus, whose sister was concubine to the emperor Constantine X. Monomachus, who had marriender his command, put to death the Byzantine Pardus, who had been sent to succeed him in his command, and assuming the title of emperor crossed over into Bulgaria to assert his claim. He refused the offers of the emperor Constantine, and rotted his army, but fell in the moment of victory by a wound from an unknown hand, A. D. 1042 or 1043. (Zonaras, 17.12; Cedren. Compend. vol. ii. pp. 494, 500, 512, 514, 520-523, 541, 545-549, ed. Bonn. ; Joan Scylitza Curopalates, Historia, p. 720, ed. Bonn.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Joannes or Joannes Mauropus (search)
Joannes or Joannes Mauropus 58. Of EUCHAITA or EUCHAITAE or EUCHANIA, a city of Heleno-Pontus, which had received not long before (i. e. in the time of the emperor Joannes Zimisces) the name of Theodoropolis; it was not far from Amasia. Joannes was archbishop of Euchaita (*Mhtropoli/ths *Eu)xai/+twn), and lived in the time of the emperor Constantine X. Monomachus (A. D. 1042-1054), but nothing further is known of him. he was surnamed MAUROPUS, *Mauro/pous, i. e. " Blackfoot." Works He wrote a number of iambic poems, sermons, and letters. Iambic Poems A volume of his poems was published by Matthew Bust, 4to., Eton, 1610 : the poems occupy only about 73 pp. small 4to., and were probably written on occasion of the church festivals, as they are commemorative of the incidents of the life of Christ, or of the Saints. An Officium, or ritual service, composed by him, and containing three Canones or hymns, is given by Nicolaus Rayaeus in his dissertation De Acolouthia Officii Canonic
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Joannes ITALUS (search)
f Alexis or Alexius I. Comnenus (A. D. 1081-1118) and his predecessors, derived his name from the country of his birth, Italy. He was the son of an Italian, who engaged as an auxiliary in an attempt of the Sicilians to withdraw from their subjection to the Byzantine emperor, and took with him his son, then a child, who thus spent his early years, not in the schools, but the camp. When the Byzantine commander, George Maniaces, revolted against Constantine X. [GEORGIUS, Historical, No. 15], A. D. 1042, the father of Italus fled back to Italy with his son, who after a time found his way to Constantinople. He had already made some attainments, especially in logic. At Constantinople he pursued his studies under several teachers, and last under Michael Psellus the younger; with whom, however, he soon quarrelled, not being able, according to Anna Comnena, to enter into the subtleties of his philosophy, and being remarkable for his arrogance and disputatious temper. He is described as having
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)
cs, mathematics, philosophy, and history. He taught philosophy, rhetoric, and dialectics, at Constantinople, where he stood forth as almost the last upholder of the falling cause of learning. The emperors honoured him with 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
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate strength in the Atlanta campaign. (search)
of the army besides that of April 30th, already given: 1. Of July 1st, 39,746 infantry, 3855 artillery, and 10,484 cavalry,--total, 54,085. 2. Of July 10th, 36,901 infantry, 3755 artillery, and 10,270 cavalry,--total, 50,926. The return of July 1st shows present for duty, all arms, officers and men, 64,578, instead of 54,085. (As in case of the return of April 30th, General Johnston gives only the effective total. ) The loss since June 10th is accounted for by 1114 dead, 711 deserters, 1042 increase in absent without leave (prisoners), and 3693 in increase of absent sick and wounded. None of the returns of this army, either under Johnston or Hood, makes any account of the Georgia militia, a division of which under G. W. Smith joined the army about June 20th near Kenesaw, making its available force on that line nearly 70,000 men. [G. W. Smith, p. 334, says the militia were 2000, which would reduce Major Dawes's total to about 67,000.--editors.] The return of July 10th gives t
re 7 Dec. 1773, a. 68. Amos (a son prob. of his), was bap. at 'Notomy previous to the organization of the Pct. ch., by the Rev. John Hancock, of Lexington, 2 Jan. 1736-7; a dau. Miss (record says Mrs.) Esther, d. 1 May, 1789, a. 50—Wyman's Chas., 1042; Isabel, dau. of Edward, Jr., of Lexington, bap. here 6 Feb. 1743—the Isabel, dau. of Edward of Lexington, unm., who was buried here 18 Nov. 1763. 7. Jonathan, s. of Edward (1), and of Lexington, m. Isabel Cutter, of Camb., 1 Oct. 1741—see Cuttd—see Paige. ) See Wyman, 1042. 27. Jonathan, prob. a s. of Jonathan (7), m. Sarah Richardson, 4 May, 1769. A child of Jonathan (?), b.———--, 1779. 28. Amos, prob. a bro. of Jonathan (27), m. Mary Wyman, 29 Oct. 1782. (See Wyman's Chas., 1042?) 29. Lucy, of Lexington, m. Benjamin Wheeler, of Concord, 27 Nov. 1753. Widow——, had John, bap. here 1 June, 1788. Mrs. A., d. 11 Jan. 1799, a. 26. Miss Ann's child d. 19 Jan. 1801, a. 3 weeks. 30. The following Winships of Lex