The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

Nova Roma (Constantinople) Part 2

Having chosen the site of Byzantium as his new capital, in a traditional ceremony performed in 324, a line was […]

Nova Roma (Constantinople) Part 1

In around 1000 AD, Constantinople was arguably the greatest city in the Mediterranean world, if not the entire world. Trade, […]

Master of the Universe!

For quite some time, the boorish Maximinus Daia stylised himself in the vain of Augustus in the Asiatic east. He […]

Robert Horvat’s Fab Five : TE Lawrence, a PM, an Honest Man, Schindler & A Jedi

Originally posted on Yesterday Unhinged:
TE Lawrence. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This is the second part of my Fab Five…

Soap (a brief history of…)

A reader once asked me how on earth do I pick some of the quirky topics I choose to write […]

Stunning Byzantine mosaic unearthed in southern Israel.

This is a small section of the stunning Byzantine mosaic discovered near Aluma, Israel.  Occasionally I will deviate from the […]

Constantine, Licinius and the decisions made in Milan. What’s it all about ?

A strategic pause following the battle of the Milvian Bridge, enabled Constantine and his two remaining colleagues time to reassess […]

The Battle of the Milvian Bridge

On the 28th October 312AD, Constantine The Great “faced off” with Maxentius in what became known as the Battle of […]

The Vision of Constantine the Great?

What are we to believe of the amazing vision of Constantine I The Great on the eve of his battle […]