Zoilos 1

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitE VIII
Dates710 (taq) / 711 (ob.)
LocationsCherson (Tauric Chersonese) (residence);
Cherson (Tauric Chersonese);
Titlesprotopolites, Cherson (unclear);
Protopolites, Cherson (Tauric Chersonese) (unclear)
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)

In 710 Zoilos 1 was one of the leading citizens at Cherson (τὸν ἐκ σειρᾶς καὶ γένους ὄντα πρωτοπολίτην: Theoph. AM 6203; πρωτοπολίτην λεγόμενον: Nic. Brev. de Boor 45, Mango 45:17); he was sent to the emperor Justinian II (Ioustinianos 1) by Stephanos 5 for punishment with Toudounos 1 and other leading citizens of Cherson with their families; in 711 the new authorities in Cherson revolted from Justinian II (Ioustinianos 1) and the emperor sent an expedition under Georgios 3, Christophoros 2 and Ioannes 8 to reinstate Toudounos 1 and Zoilos 1 to their former positions; they were captured by the people of Cherson and sent to the Khazars, who killed those who survived the journey: Nic. Brev. de Boor 45-46, Mango 45, Theoph. AM 6203.

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