Valentinian is sometimes described as a brooding and violent man. Ammianus Marcellinus, in particular, does not mince his words describing […]
A short history of Byzantium: No. 23 Do not forsake us Emperor Jovian: The shameful peace of the year 363 AD.
We first fleetingly hear of Jovian, in Ammianus Marcellinus narrative in the year 361AD just after Constantius’ death. He was […]
Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him […]
When Julian first took command of his Gallic armies at the end of 355, he was almost twenty-four years of […]
By the end of Constantine’s reign, there were an estimated twenty-four million Christians living in the Roman Empire. These numbers […]
The real danger to the Roman empire often came, not from its citizens, nor the Christians, as some would like […]
Constantius is arguably the most interesting of the three sons of Constantine I. He lived long enough, unlikely his brothers […]