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Quote:...if we assume thay are either troopes of Marchal Busicote (hope I spelled it right.)

"Boucicaut" or "Boucicault" in French. :wink:

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Mille merci for helpining me with the spelling.

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This link is on the net courtesy of S. Lowe whose help was crucial when I wrote the Varangians article last February.

Enjoy:
http://www.geocities.com/egfroth/scholae.html

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Um . . . Lowe, actually. Though I like the idea of being known as Steven Love - maybe I could get a job in a porn movie . . .?
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I correct it and I apologize.

I promise I will never post while talking to the cellphone :oops: :oops: :oops:

Hope you will not strike me with your battle-axe Steven Cry
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To the right Justigniani's "Toichomachos" crosbowman of italian origin.
The left Anatolian "akindjii"with unusually superb headgear.
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egfroth,

Here's a shot of Timothy Dalton from Cleopatra (1999) :

[Image: CLEO_2.JPG]

His armor is Byzantine in style. See the shoulder plates ? :wink:

~Theo
Team,
Tim Dawson's new Osprey book is now available:
Byzantine Infantryman: Eastern Roman Empire c.900-1204
Illustrated by Angus McBride

Given his current and up to date scholarship this should be an excellent read and remedy a lot of the material in earlier works by Osprey.
Thanks Peter.
These guys may well represent Maniakes Army in Italy

The knight may also be lombard (Arduin?)
Yes some Berbers claim descent from Normans or even Vandals.

The Varangian is reconstructed from an icon in German private collection.
The original is in the site of our good friend "egfroth".
I have my doubts about the headgear that it is asociated with "Jews" in Byzantine Art.

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I meant the Varangian's headgear Gioi.

It is "VOULGAROKTONOS" = Bulgarslayer not Bulgar-chewer

The advisor of this artist sucks.

The fancy peacock feathers come from the casket though to represent Justinian. Heavy speculation if Vasilios wore them-he was averse to luxury.

The standard bearer wears the "Kremlin helmet" which is dated roughly 200 years later.

The "spatharios" holding the reigns should be wearing white and purple

The captured boyar's attire is more 16th century rather than early 11th and it looks very "hungarian".

Sloppy research in my opinion

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Most companies do not pay research. Why you think books suck?

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Quote:The fancy peacock feathers come from the casket though to represent Justinian. Heavy speculation if Vasilios wore them-he was averse to luxury.
And Heraclius.
Who, me? No, never seen it before. Please show the 4th & 5th c plates!
Quote:The captured boyar's attire is more 16th century rather than early 11th and it looks very "hungarian".

Though I agree with most of your criticisms, I beg to differ regarding this outfit. The Menologion of Basil II (or perhaps it's his psalter) shows just such an outfit being worn by an upper-class Bulgarian - see http://www.geocities.com/egfroth1/Bulgarians .
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