Theme of Opsikion
Author(s) : IBR , Lampakis Stylianos (17/10/2003)Translation : Andriopoulou Vera (28/8/2008)
For citation: IBR , Lampakis Stylianos, "Theme of Opsikion", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=9018>
The Opsikion theme was one of the first four great themes of Asia Minor. Until the middle of the 8th century its role was crucial to the internal life of the Empire, since most times it opposed to central power and to the emperor. After the administrative reforms of Constantine V and its division (ca 742-766), the importance of Opsikion was gradually reduced.
Hellespont, Bithynia, Paphlagonia, Lydia, Galatia, Phrygia
Northwest Asia Minor, modern Northwest Turkey
1. Origination of the term ‘opsikion’
2. History and Geography
4. Relations of the Opsikion with the central government
5. The Opsikion in military expeditions
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