Taktikon Uspensky

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The Taktikon Uspensky or Uspenskij is the conventional name of a mid-9th century Greek list of the civil, military and ecclesiastical offices of the Byzantine Empire and their precedence at the imperial court. Nicolas Oikonomides has dated it to 842/843,[1] making it the first of a series of such documents (taktika) extant from the 9th and 10th centuries.[2] The document is named after the Russian Byzantinist Fyodor Uspensky, who discovered it in the late 19th century in a 12th/13th-century manuscript (codex Hierosolymitanus gr. 39) in the library of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which also contained a portion of the Kletorologion of Philotheos, a later taktikon.[3]



  1. ^ Oikonomides (1972), pp. 41ff.
  2. ^ Kazhdan (1991), p. 2007
  3. ^ Bury (1911), pp. 10, 12