Dokimion Istorikon peri tes Philikes Hetairias- Iōannou Philēmonos (1834)




Ref: The daughter of Emmanuel Komninos, who married a member of the Ypsilanti family.

About how the Ypsilantis family left from trabezond to Constantinople, and

a reference  to the daughter of Emmanuel Komninos (book, 1870) who married a member of the Ypsilanti family.



Οἱ Φυγαδες. Δραμα εἰς μερη πεντε [and in verse], μετα μακρων προλεγομενων περι Ποντου.. (Google eBook)

Front Cover

Constantine X. and Eudokia

“When Constantine X. found his end approaching, he
conferred the regency of the empire, and the guardian-
ship of his sons, who had already received the imperial
crown, on his wife, Eudoda Makremvolitissa -^ but he
exacted firom her a written promise not to marry a
second husband, and he deposited that document in the
hands of the patriarch John Xiphilinos. He also en-
gaged the senate to take an oath that it would never
acknowledge any other emperor than his own children.
The names of the sons of Constantine X. who had
received the imperial title were Michael, Andronicus,
and Constantine. The last, having been bom after his
father ascended the throne, was called Porphyxogenitus.^

1 This is doubUesB the temple mentioned by Dion Caasius, who BAys it was re-
garded as one of the wonden of the world. Its columns were monoliths serenty-
five feet in height, and twenty-four in circumference. A preceding earthquake
in A.D. 448 had laid half of CyzicuB in ruins. For some account of the various
public buildings’of this city and their remains, see HofiEinann, GrieeknUand und
die Oriechen imAltertkum, ii. 1605.

‘ Eudocia has been erroneously called the daughter of Constantine Dalasse-
noe. The origin of the name MakremTolitiasa is unknown. She was the
author of awo» called ** Ionia”, a kind of historical and mythological dictionary,
published hj Villoison in his Anecdota OroBoa. Constantine X. is said to have
married Eudocia in the reign of Michael IV. — ^this would make her at least forty-
seven years old at her husband’s death; and as she lived twenty-five years after
the death of Romanus IV., she must have died at the age of soTenty-five.—
Ducange, Fam, Aug. Byt,, 161. Zonaras, NokBHUUnioc^ ii 115, ed. Par. ;
92. ed. Venet. ”

Full text of “History of the Byzantine Empire

Xiphilinus John (1064-1075).


read here: xiphilinus-john

John VIII Xiphilinos (Greek: Ιωάννης Η΄ Ξιφιλίνος), a native of Trebizond, was patriarch of Constantinople from 1064–1075. He was the uncle of John Xiphilinos the Epimator. John VIII also wrote a hagiography of Saint Eugenios of Trebizond.[1]

See also:







The most considerable Passages under the Roman emperors
from the time of Pompey the Great, to the Reign of Alexander Severus.

George Xiphilinos (Patriarch of Constantinople 1191-1198)

Xiphilinus George

(from Athens in the Middle ages , by K.M. Setton)

see also:

The papal preparations for the fourth crusade

By Milton R. Gutsch  (page 45–google book)


“The volume has three lengthy appendices (pp. 245–303), composed of an annotated translation of Nersēs of Lambron’s assessment of the issues at stake, the demands and counter-demands made by both sides (cf. the table provided on p. 78); his 1197 dialogue with George II Xiphilinus, patriarch of Constantinople (in office 1191–98); and a well-outlined biography of Šnorhali. One wonders why the first and second appendices were not combined to make a third part of the study, so as to show the aftermath of the once-sustained dialogue that came to a halt at the ill-fated Council of Hŕomklay in 1178, and why the third appendix was not incorporated into the introductory part.”

Églises en dialogue: Arméniens et Byzantins dans la seconde moitié du XIIe siècle by Isabelle Augé (review–

Xiphilinos Nicholas (official under Alexius I)

Xiphilinus Nicholas


“The Middle Byzantine Historians” by  Warren Treadgold

The Middle Byzantine Historians, which continues the same author’s Early Byzantine Historians, is the first book to analyze the lives and works of every significant Byzantine historian from the seventh to the thirteenth century. Written for general readers as well as professional scholars, it describes forty-three historians who usually knew their emperors personally. Besides obscure but intriguing figures like the exiled Sergius Confessor, father of the Patriarch Photius, and the embittered monk Nicetas the Paphlagonian, author of a Secret History that denounced Photius, the historians include the authors of three of the world’s greatest histories: the courtier Michael Psellus, who depicts the flawed personalities of the fourteen emperors and empresses of his time, Princess Anna Comnena, who makes a spirited defense of her father Alexius I, and Nicetas Choniates, a provincial who rose to head the whole Byzantine bureaucracy and told the story of his empire’s decline from great power to destruction by the Fourth Crusade.”

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