Constantinos Opos

Constantinos Leo Opos (or Constantine; _it. Costantino Opo) was the Byzantine catapan of Italy from 1033 to 1038. He replaced Michael Protospatharios. The record of a "strategos" named Leo Opos, sent to Italy at about the same time, is probably of the same person. The chief sources of his reign are Lupus Protospatharios Barensis and the "Anonymi Barensis chronicon". Constantine gave a diploma to a monastery near Troia in November 1034. In 1037, the Zirid sultan of Tunisia, Sharaf ad-Dawla al-Mu'izz ibn Badis, sent his son Abdallah to fight the Sicilian emir Ahmad II al-Akhal. Al-Akhal was defeated and fled to Constantine. The next year Constantine disappears from the record to be replaced by Michael Spondyles and then Nikephoros Doukeianos.

ources

*cite book|last=Gay|first=Jules|title=L'Italie méridionale et l'empire Byzantin: Livre II|publisher=Burt Franklin|location=New York|year=1904.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Michael Spondyles — (Greek: Μιχαὴλ Σπονδύλης, Italian: Michele Sfrondilo) was a Byzantine patrician and duke who ruled first Antioch, before it was lost to the Seljuk Turks, and then Apulia and Calabria, all that was left of Byzantine Italy before its Norman… …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Protospatharios — (Italian: Michele Protospatario) was the Byzantine catepan of Italy from 1031 to 1033. He was sent to Bari after his predecessor, Pothos Argyrus, was killed in battle with the Saracens who took Cassano allo Ionio in Calabria. Michael was high and …   Wikipedia

  • Catepanate of Italy — The Catepanate (or Catapanate) of Italy (Greek: polytonic|κατεπανίκιον Ἰταλίας) was a province of the Byzantine Empire, comprising mainland Italy south of a line drawn from Monte Gargano to the Gulf of Salerno. Amalfi and Naples, although north… …   Wikipedia

  • Catapan — Catépanat d Italie Le catépanat d Italie (ou catépanat de Bari ou encore catépanat des Pouilles) a été, au Moyen Âge, la dernière dépendance de l Empire byzantin en Italie méridionale. En 898, les Byzantins vainquirent et chassèrent les Sarrazins …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Catepanat d'Italie — Catépanat d Italie Le catépanat d Italie (ou catépanat de Bari ou encore catépanat des Pouilles) a été, au Moyen Âge, la dernière dépendance de l Empire byzantin en Italie méridionale. En 898, les Byzantins vainquirent et chassèrent les Sarrazins …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Catépanat des Pouilles — Catépanat d Italie Le catépanat d Italie (ou catépanat de Bari ou encore catépanat des Pouilles) a été, au Moyen Âge, la dernière dépendance de l Empire byzantin en Italie méridionale. En 898, les Byzantins vainquirent et chassèrent les Sarrazins …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.