Friday, February 10, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 7th secular

Phocas, 602-610
- a general of the troops located on the Danube, Phocas led a rebellion against Maurice (probably  because Maurice had to be economical after Justinian) - Maurice and all his supporters were executed
- Phocas was a powerful soldier, but was also considered to be uneducated, cruel and incompetent - he wasn't able to drive back either the Avars (invading from the north) or the Persians (who renewed the  war in the east)

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