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Previous:

Irene's War
Revolt of Cicilia

Concurrent:

Second Khazar War

Next:

Qallu Coup
Qallu Collapse

Ægean War
Raids of the Ægean
 
Beginning:

862

End:

865

Place:

the Ægean Sea and isles
Constantinople and Antioch

Outcome:

Aramaic victory:
The Viking Lord of the Ægean turned into an Aramaic fief

Major battles:

Raids at Antioch and Constantinople
Battle off Rhodes
Battle of Cyprus

Combatants

 Constantinople-Banner Byzantine Empire
Caldea Empire of Aram

Raven Banner Lordship of the Aegean

Commanders

 Constantinople-Banner Basil of Byzantium †
Constantinople-Banner Anastasius III of Byzantium
Caldea Husayn of Aram

Askold of the Aegean? †
Erik, Lord of Cyprus

Strength

~2,000 at largest

~3,500 at largest

Casualties and Losses

heavy

heavy

The Ægean War was a war between Viking raiders operating out of the Viking Lordship of the Aegean and the irritated and attacked local powers, the Empire of Aram under Husayn the Great and the Byzantine Empire under Basil the Pontian and later his nephew Anastasios III. The Ægean War ran simultaneously with the Second Khazar War which also saw Vikings attacking a Middle Eastern Power (Siyavash I's Sassanid Empire).

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