Battle of Mindouos

The battle of Mindouos[2] was a battle fought between the Persians and Byzantines just after the battle of Thannuris (528). Procopius wrongly claimed that the two battles were one.[3] The Byzantine commander Belisarius was ordered to build a fortress at the location.[3] When Persian forces arrived in the area, his forces were routed in a battle on a nearby hill.[3] As Belisarius was promoted shortly afterwards, it is likely that he was not seen as being responsible himself for his own defeat.[3] It is possible but unlikely that Belisarius was not the overall commander of the Byzantine army, but a junior partner.[3]

Battle of Mindouos
Part of the Iberian War
Result Sasanian victory
Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire Sasanian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Belisarius Unknown


  1. ^ Lee, A. D. (15 January 2013). From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565. Edinburgh University Press. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-7486-6835-9.
  2. ^ Also spelled as Minduon or Minduous.
  3. ^ a b c d e Hughes, Ian (Historian). Belisarius : the last Roman general. Barnsley. ISBN 9781473822979. OCLC 903161296.