Talk:Anatolic Theme

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Άνατολικόν [θέμα] and θέμα Άνατολικῶν[edit]

Can anyone explain the relation between these two phrases? I know Άνατολικῶν is plural, genitive. And I think Άνατολικόν is singular. But shouldn't Άνατολικόν and Άνατολικῶνhave the same number form? --Qijiang ok (talk) 21:49, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

The reason is that the meaning is different in the two cases: Άνατολικόν θέμα means as much as "the Eastern theme", θέμα Άνατολικῶν "the theme of the Easterners". The latter is the original name, but the former also appears in Byz. and modern literature. Constantine 10:03, 2 January 2015 (UTC)