The Acclamation of Emperors in Byzantine Ritual

  title={The Acclamation of Emperors in Byzantine Ritual},
  author={H. J. W. Tillyard},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  pages={239 - 260}
  • H. Tillyard
  • Published 1 November 1912
  • History
  • The Annual of the British School at Athens
The practice of acclaiming the Emperors with certain set forms of words is mentioned by the Byzantine chroniclers in their account of the court ceremonies. Both Constantine Porphyrogenitus and the writer of the handbook which goes under the name of Codinus Curopalata give the proceedings in some detail, whereby we learn the names of the court officials, their gorgeous robes, and symbols of office, the various sections of the Imperial guard and the solemn pageantry enacted by them on state… 
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