Author(s) : Makripoulias Christos (28/11/2003)Translation : Velentzas Georgios
For citation: Makripoulias Christos, "Karbeas",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8708>
Karbeas was born around the early 9th century. At a young age, he served in the Byzantine army. In 843-844 he fled to the Arabs of Melitene in order to escape from the persecutions against the Paulicians launched by Empress Theodora. He organised the Paulician state with its capital Tephrike, the city he founded in the mid-9th century, while in 856 and 859 he repelled Byzantine attacks against his territory. Karbeas launched several raids against the Byzantines. He died in Tephrike in 863.
Paulician – official
Date and Place of Death
Date and Place of Birth
early 9th century
1. Birth – Family
2. Upbringing – Education
3.1. Karbeas at the Service of the Emir of Melitene
3.2. Head of State
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