Valens was beset by serious problems from the moment he was first appointed by his older brother Valentinian, to rule […]
Valentinian is sometimes described as a brooding and violent man. Ammianus Marcellinus, in particular, does not mince his words describing […]
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 […]
About three years ago, when Mike Duncan stopped producing his ‘History of Rome’ podcast, thousands of podcast listeners mourned in […]
When Julian first took command of his Gallic armies at the end of 355, he was almost twenty-four years of […]
By the end of Constantine’s reign, there were an estimated twenty-four million Christians living in the Roman Empire. These numbers […]