- a dynasty of Byzantine emperors that ruled at Constantinople, 1057?–1185, and at Trebizond in Asia Minor, 1204–1461?.
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Comnenus, the prince of the Atrebates, was at war with the sons of Cunobelinus (Cymbeline).
Comnenus parries the question of his brother, contrives to dismiss him, and remains alone upon the spot.
But the idea of a Comnenus marrying below his station was offensive both to Alexius and his people.Women of Early Christianity
Comnenus probably brought over, and left to his descendants, the inheritance of this craft.
Alexius has been 519 remarking the change in Comnenus since they last met.
- an important Byzantine family from which the imperial dynasties of Constantinople (1057–59; 1081–1185) and Trebizond (1204–1461) derived
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