John Troglita

   Magister militum of Justinian I (qq.v.) who won the war against the Moors (q.v.) after it had dragged on indecisively for a decade (536-546). Within the space of two years, from 546-548, Troglita managed to subdue the Moors. The African poet Corippus (q.v.) wrote a poem entitled Johannis to celebrate Troglita's victories.

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