Tag: Byzantine emperors

Brothers in power, migration and pending disaster!

This is the reverse of a solidus minted by Valens, which depicts Valens and his older brother Valentinian, seated on […]

Do not forsake us Emperor Jovian: The shameful peace of the year 363 AD.

Despite some small variation, this map of the Roman–Sassanid frontier represents the peace treaty that was arranged between Jovian and […]

The Last Pagan Emperor

Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him […]

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 […]

My Five Favourite Byzantine Emperors

Imagine yourself sitting in a lecture hall with a small body of students studying Roman history and as a whole […]