Tag: Empire

A short history of Byzantium: No.7 Nova Roma (Constantinople).

In around 1000 AD, Constantinople was arguably the greatest city in the Mediterranean world, if not the entire world. Trade, […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 6 Master of the Universe!

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

A short history of Byzantium: No. 4 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 […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 3 The Vision of Constantine the Great.

What are we to believe of the amazing vision of Constantine I on the eve of his battle with Maxentius […]

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 […]