Theophilos 1

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates704 (taq) / 704 (tpq)
LocationsCherson (Tauric Chersonese) (residence);
Cherson (Tauric Chersonese);
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)

Theophilos 1 lived at Cherson (ἐν Χερσῶνι) and was one of the friends of the exiled emperor Justinian II (Ioustinianos 1) whom he accompanied in 704 when he went to the Bulgars to seek help in regaining his throne: Theoph. AM 6196, cf. Nic. Brev. de Boor 41, Mango 42. See Barasbakourios 1.

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