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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Michael IV Autoreianos

Michael IV Autoreianos  

Patriarch of Constantinople (from 20 March 1208); died Nicaea 26 Aug. 1214.Educated in both the Christian and classical tradition, Michael was a member of the literary circle of Eustathios ...
Theoktistos

Theoktistos  

(Θεόκτιστος), regent for Michael III and adviser to Empress Theodora; died Constantinople 20 Nov. 855 (F. Halkin, Byzantion 24 [1954] 11–14).A eunuch (TheophCont 148.11) and perhaps a member of ...
Manuel III Komnenos

Manuel III Komnenos  

Emperor of Trebizond (20 March 1390–1416); born 16 Dec. 1364, died 5 Mar. 1417? (Bryer-Winfield, Pontos 208 n.191).Son of Alexios III Komnenos, Manuel was connected with the Georgian royal ...
Lachanodrakon, Michael

Lachanodrakon, Michael  

General; died Markellai 20 July 792.Appointed strategos of the Thrakesion theme in 766/7 by Constantine V, Lachanodrakon (Λαχανοδράκων) actively supported Iconoclasm and esp. persecuted its monastic ...
Leo Phokas

Leo Phokas  

kouropalates; brother of Nikephoros II and son of Bardas Phokas; born ca.915–20, died on island of Prote? after 970. Constantine VII, seeking the support of the Phokas family, appointed Leo ...
John Smbat

John Smbat  

(᾽Ιωβανεσίκης, Arm. Yovhannēs Smbat), son of Gagik I; Bagratid king of Armenia (ca.1017/20–1040/1).His authority was challenged from the start by his brother Ašot IV the Brave, with whom he ...
David II/IV the Restorer

David II/IV the Restorer  

Bagratid king of Iberia (1089–1125). Benefiting from the withdrawal of Byz. after Mantzikert in 1071 and the collapse of Seljuk rule 20 years later (1092), David restored the power of ...
Blasios of Amorion

Blasios of Amorion  

Saint; secular name Basil; born in village of Aplatianais near Amorion, died Constantinople ca.912; feastday 20 Dec. After elementary schooling in his village, Blasios (Βλάσιος) came to ...
Joseph Bryennios

Joseph Bryennios  

Monk, writer, and teacher; born ca.1350, died before 1438, probably 1430/1.A fervent supporter of Orthodoxy, Bryennios lived for 20 years (ca.1382–1402) in Venetian-occupied Crete as preacher and ...
Autourgion

Autourgion  

(Αὐτοέργιον, lit. “operated without assistance”), a property producing maximum revenue, euprosodon (Zonaras in Rhalles-Potles, Syntagma 2:593.19–20). Balsamon (ibid. 595.4–7) includes in this ...
Anasartha

Anasartha  

(᾽Ανασάρθα, now Khanāzīr in Syria) was made a polis of Syria I in 528 by Justinian I, who renamed it Theodorias after his empress (Malal. 444.20–22). Anasartha was situated on ...
Anemodoulion

Anemodoulion  

(᾽Ανεμοδούλιον, also Anemodourion; etymology, according to Cedr. 1:565.20, from deris anemon, “the contest of winds”), a monument in Constantinople, probably located between the Artopoleion (the ...
Archontopoulos

Archontopoulos  

(ἀρχοντóπόπονλος), according to Anna Komnene (An.Komn. 2:108.20), a term invented by Alexios I, meaning “a son of an archon.” The tagma of archontopouloi was created in 1090/1 and consisted of ...
Adnoumiastes

Adnoumiastes  

(ἀδνουμιαστής), always used with the epithet megas, described by a 14th-C. ceremonial book (pseudo-Kod. 250.13–20) as a subaltern of the megas domestikos; his function was to issue horses and weapons ...
Alexander the Akoimetos

Alexander the Akoimetos  

Archimandrite and saint; died Gomon, Bithynia, ca.430; feastday 20 Feb., although not included in the Synaxarion of Constantinople. An islander by birth, Alexander was educated in Constantinople, ...
Alexios Stoudites

Alexios Stoudites  

Patriarch of Constantinople (between 12 and 15 Dec. 1025–20 Feb. 1043 [V. Laurent, EO 35 (1936) 75f]); died Constantinople.A former hegoumenos of the Stoudios monastery, Alexios was appointed ...
Athanasios of Meteora

Athanasios of Meteora  

Saint; baptismal name Andronikos; born Neopatras 1305, died Meteora 20 Apr. 1383. Born to a noble family, Athanasios was orphaned at an early age and entrusted to the care of ...
Leonardo Della Porta

Leonardo Della Porta  

First Cretan vernacular poet; born Chandax, Crete, shortly before 1346?, died Chandax? 1419/20.Born to a noble Orthodox family on Venetian-occupied Crete, Della Porta (Ντελλαπóρτας) received a broad ...
Develtos

Develtos  

(Δεβελτός, Δηβελτός) or Deultum, city and fortress in Bulgaria about 20 km south-west of Burgas, controlling the north-south coastal road. An episcopal see from late antiquity, in the 8th C. ...
Eugenios

Eugenios  

(Εὑγένιος), martyr and saint, allegedly a victim of Diocletian's persecutions; feastday 20 or 21 Jan.In Symeon Metaphrastes (PG 116:467–506) he appears as an associate of the martyr Eustratios (see ...

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