Amorion Dynasty

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  • Amorion —    Strategic city in Phrygia (q.v.). Because of its location on the main road from the Cilician Gates to the Asiatic suburbs of Constantinople (q.v.), it was the object of many Arab attacks in the seventh and eighth centuries. It was also the… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Michael II the Amorion —    Emperor (q.v.) from 820 829 who founded the Amorion (q.v.) dynasty (820 867). His reign began with the stain of Michael s assassination of Leo V (q.v.) in front of the high altar of Hagia Sophia (q.v.). Almost immediately the revolt (820 823)… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Leo V the Armenian —    Emperor (q.v.) (813 820) of Armenian descent who inaugurated the second period of Iconoclasm (q.v.) in 815. John (VII) Grammatikos (q.v.) laid the groundwork for a local council in Constantinople (q.v.) that reinstated Iconoclasm in 815,… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Amorium — was a city in Phrygia, Asia Minor which was founded in the Hellenistic period, flourished under the Byzantine Empire, and declined after the Arab attack of 838. Its ruins are located near the village of Hisarköy, Turkey.Amorium is the Latinized… …   Wikipedia

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