Tag: Emperor Julian

A short history of Byzantium: No. 22 The Last Pagan Emperor

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 […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 20 The Rise of Julian: Caesar in Gaul.

When Julian first took command of his Gallic armies at the end of 355, he was almost twenty-four years of […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 19 Julian the Apostate.

By the end of Constantine’s reign, there were an estimated twenty-four million Christians living in the Roman Empire. These numbers […]