Battle of Cotyaeum

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The Battle of Cotyaeum of 492[1] was fought in Phrygia Epictetus[2] between the rebel Isaurian army led by Longinus of Cardala (other commanders included Conon Phuscianus, an ex- bishop, and Longinus of Selinus) and the Eastern Roman army of Emperor Anastasius led by John the Scythian and John the Hunchback (subordinate commanders included the future Justin I).

The rebel forces were decisively defeated and were forced to retreat to their fortresses in Isauria where Byzantine imperial forces slowly winkled them out over the next seven years.

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  1. ^ Travel, communication, and geography in late antiquity: sacred and profane By Linda Ellis, Frank Kidner ISBN 0-7546-3535-X, 9780754635352 (Page 10)
  2. ^ Hazlitt, The Classical Gazetteer, p. 123.

Coordinates: 39°25′00″N 29°59′00″E / 39.41667°N 29.98333°E / 39.41667; 29.98333