Constantine VII

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Constantine VII

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(Biography) known as Porphyrogenitus. 905–59 ad, Byzantine emperor (913–59) and scholar: his writings are an important source for Byzantine history
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Ratcliffe examines the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII Porphygenitus's inclusion of Aesop's Fable in his work.
As the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus put it: `Hereby may the imperial power be exercised with due rhythm and order; may the empire thus represent the harmony and motion of the Universe as it comes from the Creator .