By Adrian Luther-Smith
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It should be recalled at once that these rulers were separated from the mass of the Armenians by their religious faith, for the emperor anointed by the Patriarch of Constantinople had to be a member of the Greek orthodox church, and it seems certain that the rulers of Armenian descent already belonged to this church before their accession. A second important point is that almost all of them were born on Byzantine soil. 15 18:17 Historical Survey 21 particularly friendly to Armenia. Religious persecutions mark the reigns of Maurice, Philippicus and Romanus Lecapenus.
For centuries members of the most important families had been going to Byzantium. Artabanes, a descendant of the royal Arsacid family, held a high position in the Byzantine army during the reign of Justinian and even aspired to the imperial throne. Valentine, or Valentinian, also an Arsacid, rebelled against Constans II in 644 and attempted to seize the power. " At the end of the seventh century the commander-in-chief of the Armenian armies, Smbat Bagratuni, had twice sought refuge in Byzantine territory, accompanied by his na\harars and clients.
And the subsequent weakening of Seleucid power provided the opportunity of freeing Armenia from foreign rule. The Armenian prince, Artashes (or Artaxias), who was allied to the Parthian Arsacids, set himself up as king of Greater Armenia and this national dynasty sustained, with varying fortunes, the resistance against the Seleucids and the Persians. 15 18:17 6 Historical Survey expansion in the east, for the wars of Tigranes II, the ally and son-in-law of Mithridates, king of Pontus, are related by Roman as well as by Armenian historians.
Blood and Black Lace by Adrian Luther-Smith