The Greek hero of Ethiopia
Balabaras was the the title of the commander of the Imperial Guards of Ethiopia.
From this day he was known as Georgas Balabaras and he followed the Ethiopian army against the Mahdi of Sudan and against Italians in the battle of Adwa at 1896. He was known for his extraordinary Swordsmanship with sword and shield. According to testimonies he was the only European who fought against the Italians.
Source: ‘The Greek presence in the horn of Africa’