Byzantine Empire Macedonian dynasty

Success in Southern Italy
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880 Jan 1

Success in Southern Italy

Calabria, Italy

General Nikephoros Phokas (the Elder) succeeded in taking Taranto and much of Calabria in 880. The successes in the Italian peninsula opened a new period of Byzantine domination there. Above all, the Byzantines were beginning to establish a strong presence in the Mediterranean Sea, and especially the Adriatic.

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