Nicetas Choniates Date: Approximately 1185-1211 Original Language: Greek
Description In various orations, delivered in different periods of Nicetas' career, mention is made of the Turks, mostly as enemies defeated by the emperors, both before and after the conquest of Constantinople in 1204 by the crusaders (see
Orations 7, 9, 10, 14, 16).
Oration 16, whose title reads
To the Emperor Theodorus Lascaris, when he killed the sultan of Iconium, which was delivered on the occasion of an important victory of the emperor residing in Nicea over Sultan Kai-Khus…