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The answer is A shoekeepers
The Byzantine Empire had a complex system of aristocracy and bureaucracy, which was inherited from the Roman Empire. At the apex of the pyramid stood the Emperor, sole ruler (autokrator) and divinely ordained, but beneath him a multitude of officials and court functionaries operated the administrative machinery of the Byzantine state. In addition, a large number of honorific titles existed, which the Emperor awarded to his subjects or to friendly foreign rulers.
Umm wrong. Its Wealthy land owners.
The aristocracy consisted of a small number of wealthy people, who had many privileges and luxuries. Even though many aristocrats were of Roman descent, any person could buy a title of nobility. As a result, wealthy landowners and merchants often bought their way into the aristocracy