Siege of Urviventus

The Siege of Urviventus[1] or Siege of Urbs Vetus[2] took place during Justinian I's Gothic War.[1] The Byzantine commander Belisarius dispatched a strong force to take Urviventus, himself marching on Urbinus.[1] 1.000 Goths[3] under Albilas had been sent to defend the city.[1] Belisarius, after capturing Urbinus, reinforced the besieging army.[1] He assessed the situation, deciding the town could not be taken by storm.[4] When the town ran out of supplies the defenders surrendered.[1][2]


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  2. Bury, J. B. (John Bagnell), 1861-1927 (January 1958). History of the later Roman Empire from the death of Theodosius I. to the death of Justinian. New York. ISBN 0486203980. OCLC 41478187.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  4. Procopius; Dewing, H. B. (Henry Bronson) (1914). Procopius, with an English translation by H.B. Dewing. Robarts - University of Toronto. London S. Heinemann.