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Om Battle of Lalakaon
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Battle of Lalakaon (Greek: IA III* II a IaIaIII I1/2II I or Battle of Po(r)son (Greek: IA III* II a I IA (IoII1/2I I was fought in 863 between the Byzantine Empire and an invading Arab army in Paphlagonia (modern northern Turkey). The Byzantine army was led by emperor Michael III's uncle, Petronas the Patrician, although Arab sources also mention the presence of Michael himself, while the Arabs were led by the emir of Melitene (Malatya), Omar al-Aqta.