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Metropolis of Gangra

Author(s) : IBR , Giftopoulou Sofia (11/28/2003)
Translation : Nakas Ioannis

For citation: IBR , Giftopoulou Sofia, "Metropolis of Gangra",
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Γάγγρας Μητρόπολις (7/19/2008 v.1) Metropolis of Gangra (12/6/2009 v.1) 



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Fourth Ecumenical Council (Chalcedon, 451)
The Fourth Ecumenical Council assembled in 451 at Chalcedon in order to retract the interpetation of the council of Ephesus (449) on the nature of Jesus Christe.

A term used in Byzantine sources to denote a theme's general when the latter, apart from leading his own troops, also took command of neighbouring themes, either to better organise defence in a broad front or to conduct offensive operations under a unified command.

Notitia episcopatuum
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service (kat epidosin)
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