Byzantine General

Sittas was a Byzantine military commander during the reign of Emperor Justinian I. During the Iberian War against the Sassanid Empire, Sittas was given command of forces in Armenia, similar to the status of Belisarius in Mesopotamia. He won a victory over the Sassanids at Satala.… Read More

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527 AD ? In 527, Sittas and Belisarius were given command of an invasion of Persarmenia. … Read More
528 AD ? In 528, Sittas was appointed in the new office of magister militum per Armeniam. … Read More
530 AD ? In 530, Sittas also received the office of magister militum praesentalis ("Master of soldiers in the Presence the Emperor"). … Read More
535 AD ? Sittas received the honorific title of patrician in 535. … Read More
536 AD ? He was named an honorary consul in 536.
In 538/539, Sittas was sent back to Armenia to face a revolt in protest against heavy taxation. … Read More
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