Anastasian War

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The Anastasian War was fought from 502 to 506 between the Byzantine Empire and the Sasanian Empire.wikipedia
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Kavad I

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The Persian king Kavadh I needed money to pay his debts to the Hephthalites who had helped him regain his throne in 498/499.
Anastasius refused the subsidies, which led Kavad to invade his domains, thus starting the Anastasian War.

Anastasius I Dicorus

Anastasius IAnastasiusEmperor Anastasius
When the Roman emperor Anastasius I refused to provide any help, Kavadh tried to gain the money by force.
Under Anastasius the Eastern Roman Empire engaged in the Isaurian War against the usurper Longinus and the Anastasian War against Sassanid Persia.

Siege of Martyropolis (502)

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Martyropolis also fell in the same year.
The Siege of Martyropolis occurred in 502, during the Anastasian War.

Arrajan

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Many people, particularly the population of Amida, were deported to Pars and Khuzestan in Persia, in particular, to the new city of Veh-az-Amid Kavad (Arrajan).
484, 488–497 and 499–531), who in his third period of his rule launched a campaign as part of the Anastasian War against northern Roman Mesopotamia, and deported 80,000 prisoners from Amida, Theodosiopolis, and possibly Martyropolis to Pars and Khuzestan provinces, some of whom are thought to have built the city of Arrajan.

Deportation

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Many people, particularly the population of Amida, were deported to Pars and Khuzestan in Persia, in particular, to the new city of Veh-az-Amid Kavad (Arrajan).
Major deportations occurred during the Anastasian War, including Kavad I's deportation of the populations of Theodosiopolis and Amida to Arrajan (Weh-az-Amid Kavad).

Dara (Mesopotamia)

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The Roman generals blamed many of their difficulties in this war on their lack of a major base in the immediate vicinity of the frontier, a role filled for the Persians by Nisibis (which until its secession in 363 had served the same purpose for the Romans), and in 505 Anastasius therefore ordered the building of a great fortified city at Dara.
During the Anastasian War in 502–506, the Roman armies fared badly against the Sassanid Persians.

Areobindus Dagalaiphus Areobindus

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The scion of a distinguished line, he led troops in the Anastasian War, and served as consul in 506.

Patricius (consul 500)

PatriciusFlavius Patricius
In 502, the Anastasian War with Sassanid Persia broke out.

Celer (magister officiorum)

CelerCeler (consul)Flavius Celer
In 503, Emperor Anastasius named him general in the ongoing war against the Sassanid Persians in the East.

Al-Mundhir III ibn al-Nu'man

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These started before he was crowned a king, during the Anastasian War, with a raid in Palaestina Salutaris and Arabia Petraea in the year 503, capturing a large number of Romans.

Amida (Mesopotamia)

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Kavadh then besieged the fortress-city of Amida through the autumn and winter (502-503) and captured it after a lengthy siege, although the defenders were unsupported by troops.
Amida was besieged by the Sassanid king Kavadh I during the Anastasian War through the autumn and winter (502-503).

Bawi

Bawi was a Sasanian military officer from the Ispahbudhan family who was involved in the Anastasian War and the Iberian War between the Sasanian and Byzantine Empire.

Vitalian (general)

VitalianRevolt of VitalianFlavius Vitalianus
Vitalian is first mentioned in 503, when he accompanied his father in the Anastasian War against the Persians.

Hypatius (consul 500)

HypatiusFlavius Hypatius
* Anastasian War and Vitalian for his campaigns.

Adergoudounbades

Adhurgunbadh
He participated in the Anastasian War, being involved in the Siege of Amida (502–503).

Perozes

Mihran
He may however be identical to the mirranes who according to Procopius tried to lay siege to Dara during the Anastasian War.

Byzantine–Sasanian wars

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It was the first major conflict between the two powers since 440, and would be the prelude to a long series of destructive conflicts between the two empires over the next century.

Sasanian Empire

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The Anastasian War was fought from 502 to 506 between the Byzantine Empire and the Sasanian Empire.

Hephthalites

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The Persian king Kavadh I needed money to pay his debts to the Hephthalites who had helped him regain his throne in 498/499.

Tigris

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The situation was exacerbated by recent changes in the flow of the Tigris in Lower Mesopotamia, sparking famines and flood.

Lower Mesopotamia

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The situation was exacerbated by recent changes in the flow of the Tigris in Lower Mesopotamia, sparking famines and flood.

Pars (Sasanian province)

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Many people, particularly the population of Amida, were deported to Pars and Khuzestan in Persia, in particular, to the new city of Veh-az-Amid Kavad (Arrajan).

Khuzestan Province

KhuzestanKhuzistanKhūzestān Province
Many people, particularly the population of Amida, were deported to Pars and Khuzestan in Persia, in particular, to the new city of Veh-az-Amid Kavad (Arrajan).

Osroene

OsrhoeneEdessaKingdom of Osroene
The year 503 saw much warfare without decisive results: the Romans attempted an ultimately unsuccessful siege of the Persian-held Amida while Kavadh invaded Osroene, and laid siege to Edessa with the same results.

Edessa

Edessa, MesopotamiaUrhaal-Ruha
The year 503 saw much warfare without decisive results: the Romans attempted an ultimately unsuccessful siege of the Persian-held Amida while Kavadh invaded Osroene, and laid siege to Edessa with the same results.