Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:03 am Post subject: The battles of Daras and Callinicum
Daras and Callinicum are two aspects of the mutable war stories of Belisarius, commander of the byzantine army on the front of the Euprathes among 530 and 531 AD against the persian army.
Substantially his army was during the two battles more or less of the same situation of the persian army: about of 20000 men, for the more riders and infantrymen, however the persian had a superior cavalry.
In the first battle Belisarius surprised the adversaries and it won in very intelligent way with the respect of the local populations while in the second battle the byzantine commander didn't move the army from Chalcis, in Syria, trying to maintain anymore the position that trying to counterattack, that was conclusive because on the old "Strata Diocletiana" (Road of Diocletian) near Callinicum the persian found the most proper point to reorganize their lines and to surprise the adversary.
The battle was bloody and the byzantines lost it and Belisarius had a total defaillance, it was strange for an great commander and persian won more for demerit of the byzantines that for worth their but the result it didn't obviously discuss. _________________ A Tempore Henrici Reges
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