Taktikon Uspensky

The Taktikon Uspensky or Uspenskij is the conventional name of a mid-9th century Greek list of the civil, military and ecclesiastical offices of the Byzantine Empire and their precedence at the imperial court. Nicolas Oikonomides has dated it to 842/843,[1] making it the first of a series of such documents (taktika) extant from the 9th and 10th centuries.[2] The document is named after the Russian Byzantinist Fyodor Uspensky, who discovered it in the late 19th century in a 12th/13th-century manuscript (codex Hierosolymitanus gr. 39) in the library of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which also contained a portion of the Kletorologion of Philotheos, a later taktikon.[3]


  • Russian edition, by F. Uspensky: "Византийская табель о рангах" [Byzantine table of ranks]. Известия Русского Археологического Института в Константинополе. 3: 98–137. 1898.
  • French edition, by N. Oikonomides: Les listes de préséance byzantines des IXe et Xe siècles. Paris. 1972. pp. 47–63.


  1. ^ Oikonomides (1972), pp. 41ff.
  2. ^ Kazhdan (1991), p. 2007
  3. ^ Bury (1911), pp. 10, 12