A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine graphic novel “Basil: Basileus- A Test of Loylaty” from a Byzantine history fan

Posted by Powee Celdran “Basil: Basileus does an excellent job not only in bringing to life the highly climactic Byzantine Empire of the 10th century but it makes us as readers today see the empire more clearly as it is told from the perspective of Sigurd, a foreigner just like us people today getting knowContinue reading “A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine graphic novel “Basil: Basileus- A Test of Loylaty” from a Byzantine history fan”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VIII- A Byzantine Victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 and Its Impact on the Empire

Posted by Powee Celdran DISCLAIMER: Although this is mostly a work of fiction, it is largely based on true events and characters. It seeks to alter the course of actual events that transpired in the 11th century AD. This story will begin with events that happened in real history but will become fictional as itContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VIII- A Byzantine Victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 and Its Impact on the Empire”

Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining

Posted by Powee Celdran  “Civilized life cannot proceed without salt.” -Pliny the Elder Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! For a long time, I have been doing articles on comparing both the worlds of the Roman Empire and its medieval successor, the Byzantine Empire as well as articles relating to the currentContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining”

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”