Byzantine Alternate History Chapter I- Roman Victory over the Goths at the Battle of Adrianople, 378

Posted by Powee Celdran Disclaimer: Although this is a work of fiction, it is largely based on true events and characters. It seeks alter the course of actual events that transpired in the 4th century AD. “So intense was Valentinian’s wrath, he burst a blood vessel in his brain. His legacy would be that ofContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter I- Roman Victory over the Goths at the Battle of Adrianople, 378”

The Decline of Western Rome and Eastern rome compared- Crisis of the 3rd Century and the 11th century crisis

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE!! Hello and welcome back to another article from the Byzantium Blogger and this time I’m back again with my usual Roman/ Byzantine history posts and this one is going to be an extra special article. My last post was quite unrelated featuring a differentContinue reading “The Decline of Western Rome and Eastern rome compared- Crisis of the 3rd Century and the 11th century crisis”

Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)

Posted by Powee Celdran Part2: Around the World in the Byzantine Era (1000-1461) WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE BUT ENJOY!!  So, welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! It’s been quite a while since I last posted something, so here’s something again. Previously over the past months I have done articlesContinue reading “Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)”

Imperial Women in the Roman and Byzantine Empires

Posted by Powee Celdran  “For my own part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity, that throne is a glorious sepulchre” -Empress Theodora of Byzantium, 532 From the Julio-Claudian to the Palaiologos Dynasties  Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article! In the past 2 months, I have done a 3-part series on extremely long articlesContinue reading “Imperial Women in the Roman and Byzantine Empires”

Roman and Byzantine Comparison Series- Part2: Emperors and the Imperial System

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE! BUT ENJOY! Previous article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine armies Next article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine imperial cultures Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article and part 2 of the Roman and Byzantine Empires comparison series! The last articleContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Comparison Series- Part2: Emperors and the Imperial System”

Thoughts on Quarantine, Self-Isolation, and Social Distancing with Stories from Ancient Rome and Byzantium

A Cross-over article of Rome, Byzantium, Russia, Star Wars, and Fallout  Posted by Powee Celdran Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article in the time of the global pandemic of the coronavirus which seems to be not only be world threatening but life changing as well very drastically. Because of COVID-19 still ongoing, one of theContinue reading “Thoughts on Quarantine, Self-Isolation, and Social Distancing with Stories from Ancient Rome and Byzantium”

12 Turning Points in Byzantine History

Posted by Powee Celdran “Ever since our rough crusading forefathers saw Constantinople and met, to their contemptuous disgust, a society where everyone read and wrote, ate food with forks and preferred diplomacy to war, it has been fashionable to pass the Byzantines by with scorn and to use their name as synonymous with decadence.” -Steven Runciman, 20thContinue reading “12 Turning Points in Byzantine History”

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 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”