The History of Byzantium

Nicephorus leads the armies in person against Tarsus and Mopsuestia, bringing Cilicia and Cyprus back into the Empire.


Direct download: 137_Cilicia.mp3
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We discuss Nicephorus' life and career and what his rise meant for Romania.


Direct download: 136_The_White_Death_of_the_Saracens.mp3
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We catch up on what Romanus II and Sayf were up to during the Cretan expedition. Then we move forward with Nicephorus Phokas as he sacks Aleppo.


Direct download: 135_Triumphal_Procession.mp3
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With Nicephorus Phokas in charge of the military the Romans win a string of victories against Sayf al-Dawlah. Constantine VII decides to attack Crete again but dies before the expedition sets off.


Direct download: 134_Third_Times_the_Charm.mp3
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