Rouphos 1

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates713 (taq) / 713 (tpq)
Opsikion (officeplace)
TitlesProtostrator, Opsikion (office)
Textual SourcesNicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
Theophanes Confessor, Chronographia, ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1883-85, repr. Hildesheim/NewYork, 1980); tr. and comm. C. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997 (chronicle)

Rouphos 1 was the protostrator of the Opsikion (Ῥοῦφος, ὁ πρωτοστράτωρ τοῦ Ὀψικίου), serving in Thrace under Georgios Bouraphos (Georgios 6) in 713: Theoph. AM 6205. Described as an attendant of Georgios 6 Bouraphos (τῶν ὑπηρετῶν τινά, Ῥοῦφον ὄνομα); Nic. Brev. de Boor 49, Mango 48:9-10. He was sent with soldiers to Constantinople to overthrow the emperor Philippikos 1; they entered the palace, found the emperor asleep during the birthday games, and took him to the hippodrome where they deposed and blinded him: Nic. Brev. de Boor 49, Mango 48, Theoph. AM 6205. The date was Saturday, 3 June 713.

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