Battle of Ravenna

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The Battle of Ravenna was fought between the troops of Byzantine Emperor Leo III, and a force of Italians raised by Pope Gregory II in defense of image worship, which Emperor Leo had outlawed. After a prolonged struggle, the Greeks were overcome.

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Editors. "Battle of Ravenna". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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