logothete


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logothete

(ˈlɒɡəʊˌθiːt)
n
(Historical Terms) (in the Byzantine Empire and later in Sicily) a chancellor
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Ce cabinet regroupe le ministre de l'interieur, le logothete [ministre (8)] de [la] justice, le logothete des questions ecclesiastiques, le ministre de l'administration militaire (9) (gardant le titre medieval de spathaire (10)), et le ministre des affaires etrangeres (dont le titre medieval de postelnic (11) sera remplace par celui de ministre).
After their father died, Constantine was brought to Constantinople and taken under the tutelage of Grand Logothete or the Prime Minister Theoctistus, who effectively ruled the empire.
A rare exception can be seen by comparing the two entries on "Symeon Logothete," in which Kazhdan's suggestion in the ODB that Symeon used and continued a lost chronicle that ended in 842, becomes Rosser's misstatement that Symeon "begins where Theophanes [Confessor] ends in 842.
The church was largely decorated by Theodore Metochites (1270-1332), the Great Logothete - Prime Minster - who was made 'founder' of the Chora monastery of which the church was the center.