The Imperial Reigns of Leo II

  title={The Imperial Reigns of Leo II},
  author={Brian Croke},
The boy-emperor Leo II has bequeathed us more than his share of chronological puzzles. He was only seven years old when he died in 474 but he had possessed imperial authority for nearly half his short life. There is uncertainty about the date of his birth, and most of his career as emperor with his grandfather Leo I. If we still had the chronicle of Nestorianos which actually terminated at the death of Leo II we would probably be fully informed on these matters. Instead, several of the relevant… 
Becoming Roman?: The Not-So-Curious Case of Aspar and the Ardaburii
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Leo II, emperor
Leo II was East Roman emperor in 473/4. As he was a minor, he reigned jointly with his grandfather Leo I and his father Zeno. Keywords: Byzantine history; Roman history; 250–500 ce
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Zeno, the epileptic emperor: historiography and polemics as sources of realia
  • L. Conrad
  • History
    Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • 2000
Abstract Several Byzantine sources describe the emperor Zeno as suffering from epilepsy, which, although assigned to natural causes in Greek humoral medicine, was more widely explained in terms of
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