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date: 22 February 2024

Proskynesis 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Michael McCormickMichael McCormick

(προσκύνησις, Lat. adoratio), a common gesture of supplication or reverence in Byz. ceremonial. The physical act ranged from full prostration to a genuflection, a bow, or a simple greeting and concretized the relative positions of performer and beneficiary within a hierarchical order (... ...

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