Charis Apostolakos

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Anna Comnena (1083-1153) Daughter of Alexius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor. She wrote a life of her father, known as the "Alexiad.," an account of Byzantine attitudes towards the First Crusade; showed a distaste for both Islam and the Western Roman Catholic Church; voiced the concerns of Byzantines, especially Crusader intentions towards Constantinople.

Anna Comnena (1083-1153) Daughter of Alexius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor. She wrote a life of her father, known as the "Alexiad.," an account of Byzantine attitudes towards the First Crusade; showed a distaste for both Islam and the Western Roman Catholic Church; voiced the concerns of Byzantines, especially Crusader intentions towards Constantinople.

11th C Nea Moni Chios St Bacchos in ceremonial spekion with spathobaklion

C Nea Moni Chios St Bacchos in ceremonial spekion with spathobaklion

Maria of Antioch (1145–1182) was a Byzantine empress as the wife of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. She was the daughter of Constance of Antioch and her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Her only son was Alexios II Komnenos, who succeeded Manuel in 1180, and died three years afterwards at the age of 14.

Maria of Antioch, wife of Emperor Manuel Comnenus. After her husband's death, she was murdered in a palace coup, which ultimately resulted in the destruction of the empire.

Emperor John. Istanbul: Mosaics from the Hagia Sophia

AΓΙΑ ΣΟΦΙΑ: Emperor John II Comnenus: a detail from the 'Mosaic of Emperor John II Comnenus and Empress Irene',

John II Komnenos and Irene of Hungary. Art by Antoine Helbert.

Click the image to open in full size. Appears to be based on the Emperor John II and Empress Irene with the Virgin Mary Mosaic in Hagia Sophia, Constantinople.