Alexios II Grand Komnenos
Author(s) : Vougiouklaki Penelope (10/24/2003)Translation : Andriopoulou Vera
For citation: Vougiouklaki Penelope, "Alexios II Grand Komnenos",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7171>
epi tou kanikleiou
An imperial official who closely collaborated with the emperor, head of the imperial chancery, in charge of controlling all imperial documents before and after they were signed. The holder of the office played an important role in the imperial court, as well as in the administration.
Ethnic group of the south-eastern shores of the Black Sea. Their language belongs to the South Caucasian Language group. Most of the Laz live in Turkey, while some live in Georgia.
(and protovestiarites) Honorific title given to high-ranking officials and future emperors during this period. The protovestiarios was originally responsible for the imperial wardrobe, but in the 9th-11th centuries the holders of the title could command an army or conduct negotiations with foreign states.
2.1. Policy concerning his allies
2.2. Policy toward his enemies
2.3. Internal affairs
2.4. Ecclesiastical policy
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