One might wonder what the early fifth century Byzantine world would have been like if Aelia Pulcheria was not around […]
A short history of Byzantium: No. 23 Do not forsake us Emperor Jovian: The shameful peace of the year 363 AD.
We first fleetingly hear of Jovian, in Ammianus Marcellinus narrative in the year 361AD just after Constantius’ death. He was […]
Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him […]
A short history of Byzantium: No. 21 They raised him on their shields in a moment of great happiness and triumph!
The astounding success of Julian’s rise in five short years, from a bookworm to Caesar, was genuinely celebrated by his […]
For centuries Byzantium’s influence over the Croats waxed and waned, first beginning in the early seventh century. Heraclius was the […]
About three years ago, when Mike Duncan stopped producing his ‘History of Rome’ podcast, thousands of podcast listeners mourned in […]