On the eastern frontier, Armenia, where Justinian was determined to apply Romanlaw in matters of marriage and inheritance, provided a casus belli. When troublebroke out, Justinian dispatched a general with experience in Armenia, Sittas, thehusband of sister Komito, and when he lost his life,his replacement wasan officer whom the Armenians had reason to mistrust. A deputation of Armenians,led by members of the old Armenian royal house, the Arsacids, went to Persia andurged Khusro to make war on Justinian, who, they argued, had already broken the'Endless Peace'.


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