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John Kinnamos
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Joannes Kinnamos or John Cinnamus was a Greek historian. He was imperial secretary to Emperor Manuel I, whom he accompanied on his campaigns in Europe and Asia Minor. It appears that Kinnamos outlived Andronikos I, who died in 1185. Kinnamos was the...


The tzykanisterion was a stadium for playing the tzykanion, a kind of polo adopted by the Byzantines from Sassanid Persia. According to John Kinnamos, the tzykanion was played by two teams on horseback, equipped with long sticks topped by nets, with...