Title used variously in the ninth and 10th centuries for a number of military and civil officials, e.g., the katepano of the imperial workshops. In the 11th century a katepano was a military governor of a province or district, equivalent to a doux (q.v.). George Maniakes (q.v.) held the title in Italy (q.v.) in the mid-11th century. A civilian governor was called the praitor (q.v.).

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