Sittas Sittas

Byzantine general Sittas Sittas

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.


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