Sunday, November 11, 2007

Origins of the conflict
The two armies met near Bulgarophygon in the summer of 896. The Byzantines gathered an enormous army: they assembled even the troops that fought against the Arabs and guarded the Asian frontiers of their empire. This did not help them and the Bulgarians won a brilliant victory. A Byzantine historian wrote: "the Romans were decisively defeated all down the line and they all perished".

Battle of Bulgarophygon Aftermath