Bourtzes, Michael

   General under Nikephoros II Phokas, John I Tzimiskes, and Basil II (qq.v.). His mostly distinguished military career (e.g., he and fellow general Peter Phokas captured Antioch (q.v.) in 969) was interspersed with treachery. He supported the murder of his benefactor Nikephoros II, later deserted Basil II for the rebel Bardas Skleros (q.v.), then did an about-face to fight with Basil II against the rebel Bardas Phokas (q.v.).

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