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Henrik Zoltan Toth




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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Arkadiopolis or Leubion?         Reply with quote

Hi

I got two pictures from a greek chronic, showing battle scenes, and no any other infos. On the one side there are shurely east romans, but I have just ideas who the other soldiers could be.

I think, the pics are showing the battle of Arcadiopolis in 970 or 71, where the kiev rus, pecheneg, bulgarian and hungarian allies were beaten by an east roman force. There is a normann like killed soldier with long axe and shield in a picture, and enough nomad riders too.

Or it could be the battle of Leubion (or Leobiun, I don't know) in 1122, where the last pecheneg force lost a battle against the greeks and their cipchak allies. (It is mentioned in the Alexias of Anna Komnenos) In that case the man with the axe could be a killed warangian.

Do someone know the origin of the pictures (title of the chronicle, the byzantine armour it is from the middle or from the late byz. period, etc.)

Thanks:

Zoltán



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