Ērān ud Anērān
This paper tries to collect and analyse all available evidence, mainly from Byzantine, Iranian and Arabic sources, on the role played by the Alans in the Byzantine-Persian Wars which took place during the long reign of Husrav Anõšurvan (531-79).
Special attention will be paid to:
 Sasanian army reforms and Caucasian politics in the early sixth century;
 the well-known episode of Zemarkhos' embassy to Silziboulos/I?st㬩qagan;
 the pro-Byzantine activity of Sarões (Sarosios, Sarõdios), king of the Alans ca. 557-73; &
 the problem of the relations between Alans and Western Turks and the eventual subjection of the former to the latter.
(*) Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Actualizado el 24/07/2004