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Title: The Byzantine Family of Opoi
Subtitle: Addenda et Corrigenda
Author(s): GEORGIOU, Stavros G.
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 83    Date: 2013   
Pages: 103-111
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.83.0.2988913

Abstract :
In this study I present the new evidence and specifically the recently published sigillographic material concerning the Byzantine family of Opoi, by way of revising with the necessary additions and corrections my previous article in Byzantion, 78 (2008), pp. 224-238. On the basis of this material the nine known members of the family of the previous catalogue have now increased to eighteen, possibly even to twenty. The new material confirms my view that Opoi were an important family in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. In addition, it shows that they had a notable participation in the administration of the Empire and particularly in the areas of military and provincial administration.

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