Palace of Magnaura
Author(s) : Kostenec Jan (4/6/2008)
For citation: Kostenec Jan, "Palace of Magnaura", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, ConstantinopleURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12436>
The Magnaura served as an audience hall in the Great Palace of the Byzantine emperors in the Middle Byzantine period and was situated near the Chalke, the main gate of the Great Palace. First mentioned in 531, it may have been originally the Senate House or a reception hall of the magister officiorum’s praetorium, the official residence of the head of the civil service of the empire in the Early Byzantine period, situated in the Palace. The Magnaura is last mentioned in the tenth-century compilation of court ceremonies (De Cerimoniis).
Great Palace, east of the Augustaion and north-east of the Chalke
6th c. - last mentioned: 10th c.
2. The Palace of Magnaura in the Early Byzantine period and its function
3. The Palace of Magnaura in the Middle Byzantine period and its functions
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