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Agnellus

Agnellus  

Also called Andreas; 9th-C. priest and abbot of S. Maria ad Blachernas and St. Bartholomew's in Ravenna. He came from a leading family; his ancestor Ioannicius served in the central ...
Agnellus of Ravenna

Agnellus of Ravenna  

Iatrosophist and author, according to MS Milan, Ambr. G. 108 inf., of lectures on three introductory Galenic treatises (De sectis, Ars medica, De pulsibus ad tirones). Because of the colophon ...
Aistulf

Aistulf  

(died 756)Aistulf was proclaimed King of the Lombards (and reigned 749–756) at Milan, while Pavia was still held by his brother and predecessor Ratchis (744–749), who retired to Monte Cassino.[...]
Amphipolis

Amphipolis  

On the east bank of the Strӯmōn, which surrounds the city on three sides (hence its name), 5 km. (3 mi.) from its seaport Eïon; it was originally the site of a Thracian town, Ennea Hodoi (‘nine ...
Annals of Ravenna

Annals of Ravenna  

Conventional title of a Latin chronicle (probably of the 6th C.) of which only half of an 11th-C. folio (MS 202) has survived in the library of the cathedral in ...
Anselm

Anselm  

Author, ambassador, bishop of Havelberg (1129–55), and archbishop of Ravenna (1155–58); born Germany? ca.1100, died Milan 12 Aug. 1158.In 1135/6 Anselm visited Constantinople as the ambassador of the ...
Appearances of Christ After the Passion

Appearances of Christ After the Passion  

Are variously reported in the Gospels, there being 11 different episodes in all. In pre-Iconoclastic art, only the Doubting of Thomas (Jn 20:24–29) and the Chairete (Christ's meeting with two ...
Apulia

Apulia  

In Roman times, Apulia covered the north of modern Puglia and the neighbouring areas: the south of the region was called Calabria, a name that shifted during the early Middle ...
architecture, Civil

architecture, Civil  

Civil architecture includes public buildings and private dwellings, but excludes military constructions and rural architecture. Important public buildings comprised essentially imperial and royal ...
art and architecture: early Christian

art and architecture: early Christian  

In its most common definition, the art and architecture of the Roman Empire from the 4th through the 6th century. Chronological boundaries tend to vary depending on preferences of periodization ...
Art and the West

Art and the West  

While the dedication of Constantinople as the new Rome symbolized imperial and artistic unity and Constantinople was patterned after old Rome in its topography and monuments, their shared traditions ...
autocephalous

autocephalous  

The term was used in the early Church of bishops who were under no superior authority and thus were independent of both Metropolitan and Patriarch, and of those directly dependent on the Patriarch ...
Belisarius

Belisarius  

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[Na]Roman general who campaigned against Persia in ad 527 and ad 540, captured Vandal Africa in ad 533–4, and began the reconquest of Ostrogothic Italy in ad 535. Died ad 565.
Boethius

Boethius  

(c. 480–524),Roman statesman and philosopher, best known for The Consolation of Philosophy, which he wrote while in prison on a charge of treason. He argued that the soul can attain happiness in ...
Burgundians

Burgundians  

A series of age-old migrations led the Burgundians from their native Scandinavia all through Germany, from the shores of Pomerania (late 2nd c. BC) to the banks of the Rhine ...
Calabria

Calabria  

Before designating the former land of the Bruttii, western extremity of the Italian peninsula, the word “Calabria” applied only to the Salento (terra d'Otranto). At first used by simple geographical ...
Cana

Cana  

An ancient small town in Galilee, where Christ is said to have performed his first miracle by changing water into wine during a marriage feast (John 2:1–11).
cathedra

cathedra  

[Co]Latin term for the throne of a bishop in the early church, usually placed in the apse behind the high altar.
Church Programs of Decoration

Church Programs of Decoration  

From the earliest surviving remains it is evident that Christian edifices were adorned with figural images selected and positioned according to their religious significance. Already in the mid-3rd-C. ...
Clavus

Clavus  

A vertical stripe decorating the Romantunic; the wide ones (clavi lati) were originally an indication of the senatorial rank of the wearer. The clavi were usually purple or gold and ...

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