Info Favorites Register Log in Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Arkadiopolis or Leubion? Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Henrik Zoltan Toth

Location: Hungary
Joined: 18 Feb 2007

Posts: 200

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


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.)



 Attachment: 129.19 KB
[ Download ]

 Attachment: 130.2 KB
[ Download ]
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Arkadiopolis or Leubion?
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

All contents © Copyright 2003-2021 — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum