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ROMAN II

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Roman II - Byzantine emperor of the Macedonian dynasty, who ruled in 945-963 he was the Son of Constantine VII. Genus. 939 g. + 15 March 963 g. Seventeen years of age, during the life of Constantine, Roman married the daughter of Kharchevnikov, Theophanes (Anastasia) (Skylitzes). Although it was kind of humble, but superior to all women of her time beauty and proportionality of body build (Leo the Deacon: 2, 10). Autocracy Roman received 959 g. after the death of his father. He had a gentle disposition, was pleasant in communication, courteous and kind to all subjects (Leo the Deacon: 1, 2). His education was mediocre, but, despite his youth, he seemed a clever, witty and very capable of business and management. Unfortunately, the comrades of the emperor, indulging the passions of youth corrupted him, made a low-energy and inactive. All care about the affairs he had entrusted to Joseph spalnichemu Vringe himself as nothing else had thoughts like spending time with paltry people immoral and corrupt, lascivious women, mimes and clowns (Skylitzes). Sometimes for days he hunted or a game played with a ball, so that even his feet were in the palace. Sisters and he drove his vows as a nun (Successor of Theophanes: 6, 6, 3-4).
Distinguished always good health, Roman, died suddenly, just before the age of 24 years. According to some, he died, exhausted his flesh and sensual shameful deeds. But there was another opinion - that he was poisoned with poison (Skylitzes) brought from the female half of the palace (Leo the Deacon: 2, 10).


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