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The Alexiad of Anna Comnena - Study Guide Book VIII Summary & Analysis

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Book VIII brings an end to the Scythian war in 1091. Alexius reveals his expedition against the Scythians and plans to make an attack on them. Anna then describes a battle that Alexius won against the Scythians. The next day another battle occurs, and Alexius wins it as well, capturing a conquered Byzantine city. Alexius had won an 'astounding' victory. The people rejoiced when Alexius entered the city. And Alexius then hears word that Tzahcas is collecting a fleet again. He tries to raise a mercenary army from afar in order to defend against him.

The Scythians send large armies to counterattack at Choereni. Alexius's forces were much stronger. The Comans sent troops but Alexius feared they would turn on him. Alexius invites the Coman leaders to speak with him and he gives them permission to pursue the Scythians. The Comans and Alexius together...

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