Tag: Byzantine

The Nicene Creed

After the whole assembly of Bishops were seated at the first council (of Nicaea) Constantine advised them that he wanted to […]

The First Council of Nicaea.

Just as Constantine had consolidated his power, and the Empire had come together politically, a new deadly heresy threatened to […]

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 […]

Master of the Universe!

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

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 […]

Constantine: Prelude to Greatness

In a relatively short period of time, Constantine the Great took two decisions that changed and/or reshaped the Mediterranean, and […]

Over a thousand years of glory, but where does it actually begin?

I often wonder how do we pinpoint the beginning of the Byzantine Empire? There are so many identifiable dates or […]

Rediscovering an old Empire.

There are individuals and groups of communities that argue that there is no such thing as the Byzantine Empire. To […]