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date: 17 June 2024

Eparch of the City 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan

(ἔπαρχος τη̑ς πόλεως), successor of the late Roman urban prefect, the governor of Constantinople. The eparch of the city was considered supreme judge in Constantinople and its vicinity, second only to the emperor, and was the chief of police responsible for order, decoration, and ceremonial in the capital; as the head of the city police the eparch also had jurisdiction over prisons. Other functions were to control commercial and industrial activity in the capital, as reflected in the ... ...

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