Tag: Roman History

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 […]

Emperor Valens: A reign under siege!

Valens was beset by serious problems from the moment he was first appointed by his older brother Valentinian, to rule […]

Five important history books of 2015.

Great empires and war have a strong presence in this list for 2015. First of all, Mary Beard’s SPQR: A […]

Valentinian I: The last of the triumphant Roman emperors in the west.

Valentinian is sometimes described as a brooding and violent man.  Ammianus Marcellinus, in particular, does not mince his words describing […]

Brothers in power, migration and pending disaster!

This is the reverse of a solidus minted by Valens, which depicts Valens and his older brother Valentinian, seated on […]

Do not forsake us Emperor Jovian: The shameful peace of the year 363 AD.

Despite some small variation, this map of the Roman–Sassanid frontier represents the peace treaty that was arranged between Jovian and […]

The Last Pagan Emperor

Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him […]