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Subject: Re: Maria or Anastasia,daughter/relative of Konstantinos Monomachos and moth...
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:14:58 EST
In a message dated 2/21/2011 10:18:18 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> I suppose Anastasia
> could be a religious name she adopted later. If her baptismal name was
> Maria that would seem to preclude her mother being Maria Skleraina,
> due to the Byzantine custom of not naming a child for one of its
The first problem is that this woman "given in marriage after a peace
treaty" "about 1046" is not "probably" a daughter of Konstantinos (d 1055), she
is only possibly his daughter. The possibility is certainly less than 50%.
Having a wife or mother who was a Byzantine princess is not likely to be
something forgotten so discarded from any note.
The second problem is that the wife of Konstantinos was named "Maria" is I
believe not attested in any credible source. That people later, have made
this name up and stuck it on her, is probably true.