Departmental Papers (History of Art)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

January 1998


In 879, following what was called a "victorious return from campaign", the Emperor Basil I staged a triumphal entry into the city of Constantinople. After spending the night at Hebdomon, he moved in solemn procession toward the city, stopping for a costume change at the monastery of the Avraamites before passing through the Golden Gate.


Reprinted from Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive?, edited by Leslie Brubaker (Hampshire: Ashgate, 1998, pages 115-130.



Date Posted: 07 March 2007