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”

The Ethnic Origins of the Byzantine Emperors

Posted by Powee Celdran Surprising Facts on the Mixed DNA of all the Byzantine Emperors WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE  Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article! It’s been a long time since I last wrote about and posted something, and now I’m back with my first article for this year 2020. NowContinue reading “The Ethnic Origins of the Byzantine Emperors”

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”

15 Byzantine Related States Outside Byzantium Part1 (1-7)- Places where Byzantine culture went

Places formed physically and culturally from Byzantium: Western Roman Empire, Exarchates of Italy and Africa, Republic of Venice, Cilician Armenia, Serbian Empire, Bosnian Kingdom, First and Second Bulgarian Empires (includes the history of Rome, Byzantium, Venice, Armenia, Serbia, and Bulgaria)  “I can tell you that this city mastered the entire universe; she placed beneath her feetContinue reading “15 Byzantine Related States Outside Byzantium Part1 (1-7)- Places where Byzantine culture went”