Mastigas

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Mastigas or Mastinas (Greek: Μαστίγας or Μαστίνας, fl. 535–540) was the ruler of the Moors in Mauretania Caesariensis in the 530s. According to the Byzantine historian Procopius (De Bello Vandalico, Book II), who is the only source on him, Mastigas was an independent ruler who controlled the entire former Roman province except for the capital, Caesarea, which was taken by the Byzantines under Belisarius during the Vandalic War in 533.

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  • Martindale, John Robert; Jones, Arnold Hugh Martin; Morris, John (1992). The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire - Volume III, AD 527–641. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. p. 851. ISBN 0-521-20160-8.