Natural Disasters in Byzantine History

Posted by Powee Celdran  “During the whole year (536) the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, and it seemed extremely like the sun in eclipse, for the beams it emitted were not clear nor like those it usually makes.” -Procopius, Byzantine historian on the “dust-veil” of 536 Welcome to another article byContinue reading “Natural Disasters in Byzantine History”

The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part3

Posted by Powee Celdran “Present your shield, swords, arrows, and spears to them, imagining that you are a hunting party after wild boars, so that the impious may learn that they are dealing not with dumb animals but with their lords and masters, the descendants of the Greeks and the Romans.” -Final Speech of ConstantineContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part3”

The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part2

Posted by Powee Celdran “The truth is, all barbarians are usually fickle and by nature are unable to keep their pledges.” -Anna Komene, The Alexiad  Part2- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Basil I the Macedonian to Manuel I Komnenos (9th to 12th centuries)  Previous: Part1- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great toContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part2”

The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1

Posted by Powee Celdran  “It does have a kind of Byzantine quality to it. There is a good bit of strange stuff going on” -John Green Part1- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great to Theophilos (4th to 9th centuries)  Next: Part2- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Basil I to Manuel I  WelcomeContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1”