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East Roman-Avar War (Thriving West Rome)

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Previous:

Sassanid-East Roman Wars

Concurrent:

Sassanid-East Roman Wars

Next:

Sassanid-East Roman Wars

East Roman-Avar War
Beginning:

519

End:

542

Place:

Balkans-Greece

Outcome:

East Roman Victory

  • East Romans reclaim Constantinople
  • East Romans reclaim Balkans and Greece
  • East Romans push Avars back beyond the Danube
Major battles:

First Siege of Constantinople
Second Siege of Constantinople

Combatants

East Roman Empire
West Roman Empire

Avars

Commanders

Justin I
Narses
Aurelian II
Constans IV

Bayus I

Strength

20,000 East Roman Heavy Infantry
4000 East Roman Heavy Cavalry
1000 West Romans

40,000 Avar Infantry
20,000 Avar Cavalry

Casualties and Losses

12,000 East Roman Heavy Infantry
2000 East Roman Cavalry
400 West Romans
Countless civilians

35,000 Avar Infantry
17,000 Cavalry

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