Apart from the military contribution to Byzantium, Armenians also controlled trade. Byzantine-Armenian merchants could be found all over in Italy.  In Ravenna there were so many Armenians that a section of the city was called Armenia.

Apart from the military contribution to Byzantium, Armenians also controlled trade. Byzantine-Armenian merchants could be found all over in Italy.  In Ravenna there were so many Armenians that a section of the city was called Armenia.

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