Sentence Examples

  • NICEPHORUS (Phocas), emperor 963-969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals.
  • He received from the emperor Phocas the Pantheon at Rome, which was converted into a Christian church.
  • After their father's death (963) he and his younger brother Constantine were nominal emperors during the actual reigns of Nicephorus Phocas, their stepfather, and John Tzimisces.
  • During this time the throne was seriously endangered by the rebellion of an ambitious general who aspired to play the part of Nicephorus Phocas or Tzimisces.
  • To oppose him, Bardas Phocas, another general who had revolted in the previous reign and been interned in a monastery, was recalled.

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