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Battle of Manazkert

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The historian Aristakes of Lastivert, narrating the battle of Manazkert waged between the Byzantines and Seljuk Turks, in 1070, remarks: "The Armenian soldiers of the Emperor Diogenes Romanos, although inwardly detached from the party of the emperor, p323nevertheless, preferred death, so that they may leave the precious remembrance of loyalty and courage."