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CONSTANTINE X DUCA

( Byzantine Emperor)

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Constantine X Ducas - Byzantine emperor, who ruled in 1059-1067 he. Genus. app. 1006 g. + 23 May 1067, Mr..
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Rhode Duc, which belonged to Constantine, claimed kinship with the famous Dukami, famous for her exploits during the first emperor of the Macedonian dynasty. In any case, he was sufficiently rich and famous. However, Constantine, according to Psellos, most of the time spent in the countryside, doing her father's estates, dressed casually, he lived simply and strongly despised high ranks and titles. He was one of the companions of Isaac Comnenus, took active part in his rebellion, and after his resignation in November 1059, Mr.. received from his hands the supreme power (Psellos: 'Isaac First'; 87-89). Taking the reins, Constantine immediately began to destroy lyubostyazhatelnost and write, according to Bryennios, confidence and justice. Since very many have sunk into the injustice, he turned his attention to the proceedings and, regardless of the person who became a judge of the offenders strict and stern (Bryennios: 1, 5). Seeing in what plight is power and how devastated her treasury, he began a moderately dispose of public funds. But Constantine was unable to comply with this measure, and was more stingy than thrifty. In particular, when it cut the cost of maintaining troops, causing great harm romeyskoy Power. When Duca put on his head the imperial crown, that God promised to no one to condemn the torture and execution. He was able to suppress his anger, did not do anything in haste, but always acted in obedience to reason, so that not a soul is not ruined even the most serious crimes (Psellos: 'Constantine Tenth', 3 - 4,17-19).


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