Византийцы на Боспоре VI в. / The Byzantines on Bosporus at 6th century CE
- Publisher: NvSU
Materialy po Arheologii i Istorii Antičnogo i Srednevekovogo Kryma
Byzantines | Bosporus | empire | conquest | Utigurs | Crimea | military nobility | Archaeology | CC1-960
The article examines the history of the Byzantine conquest of the Cimmerian Bosporus in the 6th century CE. through the prism of the prosopographical approach. The author briefly characterizes the biographical information about the main actors of these events, information about which has been preserved in written sources. Analysis of this information allows us to conclude that the conquest of a new country (and not the restoration of the power of the empire, as was the case in other cases of the Justinian era) was associated with the activities of the largest aristocrats, members of the Imperial family (Probus), as well as the major military commanders of the army Justinian of barbarous origin (Godila, Baduarius). In the process of research, the career achievements of these individuals are shown, as well as their role in the history of the Bosporus. In conclusion is given a typological assessment of the Bosporus region in the history of the conquests of Justinian.