Funny epithets 13: Michael Parapinakes (= minu…

Funny epithets 13: Michael Parapinakes (= minus a quarter)

A.k.a  Mikael VII Doukas who ruled Byzantine empire between 1071-1078. This is a really weird epithet and I first thought that perhaps he wasn’t that tall. Well, actually Michael received this nickname due to his fiscal policies (= devaluation of Byzantine currency 😀 )

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