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- n. Alternative form of catepan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A high official of the Byzantine empire; the governor of a south Italian province under the Greek emperors.
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Encouraged by these conditions, the Emperor Michael IV sent the catapan Leo Opus (1037) with a fleet, which, after varying fortunes, was forced to retire.
About the time that Conrad marched into Italy, the Greek emperor Michael Paphla - gon, to fecure the efteem of his fickle fubje&s, refolved to recover Sicily from the Saracens; and, for that purpofe, fent the catapan Michael Maniacus with an army into that AD. 104.0. ifland.