Tag: Roman History

Today in History: Justinian I becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

The remarkable rise of a peasant boy named Petrus Sabbatius (Justinian I The Great), to the lofty heights of the […]

Today in History: The death of Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Relatively early in the complex state that was the Roman Empire, a man named Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus), became the […]

A brief guide to the artwork of Pompeii and Herculaneum. (Part 1)

Pompeii and Herculaneum are Roman cities from late antiquity that don’t need any introduction. We have all heard the story […]

Roman mosaic from Antiochia, House of the Evil Eye.

Some of the most popular subjects for mosaics in ancient Greece and Rome were mythological scenes, daily life, the four […]

Forgeries, hoaxes and just plain humbug! (Part 1)

The Donation of Constantine (c.750-800) Some have called the Donation of Constantine the greatest forgery in history. For six centuries, […]

Alexandre Cabanel’s The Birth of Venus (1863).

Inspiration often comes from my daily grind. I’ve said it many times before and today is no different. I bought […]

God’s Scourge: Attila the Hun

By special guest writer Joseph Kaminski Attila was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in 453. […]

The Coming of the Huns!

By special guest writer Joseph Kaminski Ah, the Huns! In history, we often recall the civilized empires that brought upon the […]

The Road to Adrianople

From the mid 370’s a frightening new nomadic force arrive out of Asia and into eastern Europe. These warrior people […]

The Great Persecution

The first truly organised persecution of Christians came after the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD under the Emperor […]