Arms and Armour of the Warrior Saints: Tradition and by Piotr L. Grotowski

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On the crossbow in Byzantium, albeit mainly based on Late Roman and 12th-C. sources, cf. Kolias 1988, 239-53; and Pryor/ Jeffreys 2006, 381. g. on the changing meaning of the term zaba see Kolias 1980. 73 72 See for example on the menaulion: McGeer 1986; McGeer 1988; Anastasiades 1994. Military equipment on the Byzantine-Arab frontier immediately prior to the arrival of the Turkic peoples along with the changes this brought about are tackled by Nicolle 1995. Sketches of a more general nature are published by Kolias 1989; 1989a; and 1997.

104-5 n. 117), erroneously believes that the palace already served as an arsenal in the time of Constantine the Great, and had been built specifically for that purpose. 10 THEOPHANES (1:4404-5) states that when Irene and Constantine VI took power (according to the chronicler already after the death of Constantine V) in 780 they had the church reconsecrated. See also Haldon's interpretation of this source (1984, 322) where he supposes that the arsenal of the tagmata and of the capital's garrison was located there.

The enamel panels set into the Pala d'Oro in San Marco, Venice (Hahnloser/ Polacco 1994, plates LIII 116, LIV 124-127, LV 128-130, LVI 139, 142); a 13th-C. panel from Bathys Ryax (Bank 1966, fig. 190); an 11th-early 12th-C. Constantinopo- litan enkolpion with George and Theodore in the Cleveland Museum of Art, (Glory of Byzantium, fig. 111); and the enkolpion with relics of St Demetrios (Grabar 1954, fig. 24). 29 Examples are published by Cutler 1994 with warrior saints on the wings of the following triptychs: Forty Martyrs of Sebaste in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg (fig.

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