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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Alexander KazhdanAlexander Kazhdan, Ihor ŠevčenkoIhor Ševčenko

(προοίμιον), preamble or introduction to a document, letter, or literary work, often imitating a classical model. Prooimia to emperors' chrysobulls were usually written by eminent authors and are important for studying imperial ideology and propaganda. ... ...

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