Leo VI

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Leo VI

(Leo the Wise or Leo the Philosopher), 862?–912, Byzantine emperor (886–912), son and successor of Basil I. He added to the work of his father by the publication (887–93) of the Basilica, a modernization of the law of Justinian I and of canon law. Leo attempted to end the schism which had been provoked by the patriarch PhotiusPhotius
, c.820–892?, Greek churchman and theologian, patriarch of Constantinople, b. Constantinople. He came of a noble Byzantine family. Photius was one of the most learned men of his time, a professor in the university at Constantinople and, under Byzantine Emperor
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, but the quarrel was renewed (906), partly over the issue of Leo's fourth marriage. During his reign, Leo was forced to pay tribute to the Bulgars after his defeat in 896. The Arabs completed the conquest of Sicily by taking Taormina in 902. They then sacked Salonica (906), and advanced in Asia Minor. Among Leo's edicts are the Tactics, for the army and navy, and the Book of the Prefect, on the duties of that officer, including his jurisdiction over the guilds of Constantinople. Leo was succeeded by his brother Alexander (reigned 912–13) and by his son Constantine VII.
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At that time he had just wrested Lusignan back from the English, and Leon VI of Lusignan, exiled king of Armenia, was living his last days at the French court.
Apoyada en esta tradicion, la retorica eclesiastica encontro cultores incluso fuera del ambito del clero, como es el caso del propio emperador Leon VI el Sabio, uno de los mas renombrados compositores de este genero (18).
18) Para un interesante y reciente estudio de las Homilias de Leon VI, que ademas de clasificarlas en cuatro categorias (hagiograficas, marianas, dominicales y ocasionales), inserta la obra del emperador en el marco de la tradicion bizantina de este genero retorico, ofreciendo ademas un completo analisis de la homiletica de Bizancio en general, vease: Antonopoulou, Th.
VI Diacono, EN ASCII] (48) Clerigo secular Basilio I, [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE Leon VI s.