Tag: Byzantine

Fishing Byzantine style !!!

Constantinople was a hub of activity with markets and stalls and among these markets was fish produce caught by fishermen. […]

A very short history of Merchants and Trade in Constantinople.

Constantinople was renowned for its merchants and markets from the 5th to the 10th centuries. The city attracted in large […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 16 Constans: champion of the Trinity or enemy of Gaul?

Last time we left Constans, he had emerged triumphant against his older brother Constantine II in 340 AD. It may […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 15 “Instant Karma”!

The solidus of Constans, as pictured above, was probably struck on the occasion of the celebrations of the Quinquennalia of […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 14 Like Father, Like Son.

“And close kinsmen as we were, how this most humane Emperor (Constantius) treated us ! Six of my cousins and […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 13 Some thoughts on the early Church up to the death of Constantine.

“The contagion of this superstition (Christianity) has spread not only to the cities, but also to the villages and even […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 12 Our Great Father is Gone: the death of Constantine I.

By special guest writer Sean Munger. After thirty-one years of a reign marked by endless intrigue, frequent war, religious turmoil […]

A short history of Byzantium: No.11 St. Helena: Empress and beloved mother of Constantine I

St.Helena is a revered saint amongst Christians around the world, particular the orthodox community, for her tireless work with the […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 10 Constantine The Builder!

In our modern age, Presidents, Prime Ministers and other leaders who serve in political office often hope that they leave […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 9 Is Emperor Constantine a saint or sinner?

Constantine, without a doubt in my humble opinion, was a very strange man. Don’t get me wrong, he was an […]