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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

"Nikephoros II Phokas, 912 – 969, was a great military commander, and a Byzantine emperor 963-969. He won the war in the East against the Arabs and because of that, he wore the title of Commander of the Eastern troops. Nikephoros enjoyed tremendous influence in the army; and was very popular in Byzantium. In 960, he was appointed commander of the troops sent to Crete to retake it from the Arabs. With a fleet of 3,000 ships, Nikephoros landed in Crete. After an eight-month siege, Crete was retaken. Securing Crete's fortifications and settling Armenian and Greeks in it, Nikephoros took extra care for the organization of churches. On his return to Constantinople, Nikephoros gave the Greeks the spectacle of a glorious triumph, with immense wealth and many prisoners from Crete. With the conquest of Crete, Byzantium secured its coastal possessions from raids of the Saracens. After that, Nikephoros, went to Asia, where he won several victories over the Syrian Arabs, took Aleppo and enriched himself.

Receiving the news that Emperor Roman II died March 963, Nicephorus returned to Constantinople. Empress Theophano who became the regent to hear young children, wished to bring him nearer to the throne, but the powerful nobleman, eunuch Joseph Bringas, took measures to eliminate Nikephoros…"
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catavar13 Feb 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

Not a good time to be betting against the Byzantines in my opinion.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2020 10:23 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Perris070714 Feb 2020 3:31 p.m. PST

He deserved a better end than he got at the hands of his fellow countrymen and kinsmen.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Agree.

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