Tag: Late Antiquity

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 […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 8 The first council of Nicaea and its groundbreaking statement on faith.

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

Amazing Women Who inspire Us: Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile.

Cleopatra is often portrayed as a beautiful Egyptian women who used her own political shrewdness and sexual allure to secure […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Over the past month I have been reading about western European history at the turn of the first millennium 1000 […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

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 […]