Episode 137 – Cilicia

Cavusin Church, Cappadocia. Inside the left apse you can see the Imperial family (global-geography.org)

Cavusin Church, Cappadocia. Inside the left apse you can see the Imperial family (global-geography.org)

Here is a close up (cappadociaexclusivetravel.com)

Here is a close up (cappadociaexclusivetravel.com)

Top - the Crucifixion. Below - Roman soldiers in procession in support of the Phokades. John Tzimiskes on horse (Alamy Stock photos)

Top – the Crucifixion. Below – Roman soldiers in procession in support of the Phokades. John Tzimiskes on horse (Alamy Stock photos)

Byzantine cavalry charge outside the walls of Tarsus (from the Byzantine military history facebook group)

Byzantine cavalry charge outside the walls of Tarsus (from the Byzantine military history facebook group)

Roman bridge at Mopsuestia, originally built by Justinian (now Misis in Turkey)

Roman bridge at Mopsuestia, originally built by Justinian (now Misis in Turkey)

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

Period: 964-6

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7 thoughts on “Episode 137 – Cilicia

  1. ArcticXerxes

    “Nicephorus phocased on the task at hand…”
    Good job 😀

  2. John

    Nicely done. I think it is important to remember the human tragedy of these kinds of wars even when the usual victims, and the side we are following in this podcast, are on the rise.

  3. Erik

    Please consider doing another “a week in the life of…” episode a la ep 87 House of War, set during a period of the Romans being on the rise. 😀

  4. Mark

    Hi Robin,
    As usual I love your work, listening to the podcast is one of my guilty pleasures.
    I just wonder how the the episode release schedule is going? I used to notice that without fail I could wake up on a Saturday morning (Canberra time) to find the episode downloaded onto the iPhone ready for my morning in the garden. Things seem a bit more erratic these days. Have you found yourself busy with other things lately? No critismism of the work – just impatient to listen to it every week and find out what happens next in the story.
    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers Mark

    • Thanks for the kind words. Sadly there is no release schedule. I was in a good rhythm of having the ep out on a Friday and that would be ideal. But sometimes it gets pushed to a Sunday. Then if I have to go away it might appear on a Thursday. And like this week I’m afraid there is no episode at all. I hope to be back to Friday this coming week but after that I can not say 😦

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