AIMA: the blood of the Grand Komnenoi1

  title={AIMA: the blood of the Grand Komnenoi1},
  author={Rustam Shukurov},
  journal={Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies},
  pages={161 - 181}
  • R. Shukurov
  • Published 1995
  • History
  • Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
The emperor Manuel I Komnenos (1143-80) asked a certain fortune teller, how long the dynasty of Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) would reign. The prophetic response was the word (blood), the first three letters designating the first initials of the Komnenian emperors in the order of succession, namely, Alexios I, John II (1118-43), Manuel I, the last alpha for the name of Manuel’s future successor. 
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