The minister of a financial department, from the seventh century onward. Thus, the logothetes tou genikou was the chief finance minister in charge of the genikon, the department that assessed and collected taxes, in addition to keeping lists of current taxpayers. The logothetes tou stratiotikou (logothete of the soldiers) had certain fiscal duties relating to the army, and the logo-thetes ton agelon (logothete of the herds) supervised the herds of state mules and horses. The logothetes tou praitoriou (logothete of the praitorion) was an assistant to the eparch (q.v.) of the city of Constantinople (q.v.). The logothetes tou dromou (q.v.) evolved from a minister of the post to the emperor's (q.v.) chief minister, with wide-ranging responsibilities. From the end of the 12th century, the megas (q.v.) logothetes coordinated the entire civil service.

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