Phocas (disambiguation)


Phocas (disambiguation)

Phocas may have the following meanings:

It may refer to a number of people called "Phocas":
*Saint Phocas, a 4th century Christian martyr
*Flavius Phocas, Emperor in 602-610.
*A member of the Phocas family of Byzantine nobles including:
**Leo Phocas, general
**Nikephoros Phokas the Elder, general and father of
**Bardas Phokas the Elder, general and father of
**Nikephoros II Phokas, Emperor in 963-969.
**Bardas Phokas the Younger, the latter's nephew and rebel.

It is the plural of Latin "phoca" (seal).


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