Primikerios

   Honorary title used for the senior person holding any of a number of civil, military, or church offices. For example, each of the palatine guards had a primikerios, as did each of the civil services. The primikerios sacri cubiculi was chief of staff of the imperial bedchamber, and the megas primikerios was the master of ceremonies in the palace. Both of these palace officials were eunuchs (q.v.).

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium . .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hranislav — Allegiance Second Bulgarian Empire Byzantine Empire Years of service 1270s, 1300s (documented) Rank possibly Bulgarian megas primikerios Byzantine …   Wikipedia

  • Vestiaritai — The Vestiaritai (Greek: βεστιαρῖται, singular: βεστιαρίτης) were a corps of imperial bodyguards and fiscal officials in the Byzantine Empire, attested from the 11th to the 15th centuries. History and functions The vestiaritai appear in the mid… …   Wikipedia

  • Byzantine aristocracy and bureaucracy — The Byzantine Empire had a complex system of aristocracy and bureaucracy, which was inherited from the Roman Empire. At the apex of the pyramid stood the Emperor, sole ruler and divinely ordained, but beneath him a multitude of officials and… …   Wikipedia

  • Primicerius — The Latin term primicerius, hellenized as prim(m)ikērios (Greek: πριμ(μ)ικήριος), was a title applied in the later Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire to the heads of administrative departments, and also used by the Church to denote the heads… …   Wikipedia

  • Primicerius — Als primicerius (primus in cera bzw. primus in tabula cerata, d. h. erster auf einer gewachsten Tafel mit einer Liste von Beamten) wurde in der Spätantike jeder Vorsteher einer Verwaltung bezeichnet, z. B. primicerius notariorum, primicerius… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cubicularius — Cubicularius, Hellenized as koubikoularios (Greek: κουβικουλάριος), was a title used for the eunuch chamberlains of the imperial palace in the later Roman Empire and in the Byzantine Empire. The feminine version, used for the ladies in waiting of …   Wikipedia

  • Ostiarios — (Greek: ὀστιάριος, from the Latin ostiarius, doorkeeper, usher ) was a Byzantine court dignity reserved for eunuch palace officials. The Patria of Constantinople mention an ostiarios Antiochos in the 6th century at the time of Justinian I, and a… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.