Byzantine Alternate History Chapter II- Preventing the Fall of the Western Roman Empire 4 Years in Advance

Posted by Powee Celdran Disclaimer: Although this is 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 5th century AD. Previous Story: Byzantine Alternate History Chapter I- 4th Century Welcome to the second chapter of the Byzantine AlternateContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter II- Preventing the Fall of the Western Roman Empire 4 Years in Advance”

The Fall of Western Rome (4th-5th centuries) and Eastern Rome (13th-15th centuries) Compared

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE!! Hello and welcome to the 2nd part of this other Roman and Byzantine Empire history series comparison. In the last article I made, I had discussed the events in the history of the Roman Empire from the last days of its golden age atContinue reading “The Fall of Western Rome (4th-5th centuries) and Eastern Rome (13th-15th centuries) Compared”

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 Empire Comparison Series- Part3: Imperial Life and Culture

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS TO BE MY LONGEST ARTICLE SO FAR, IT MAY TAKE DAYS TO READ SO I SUGGEST READ IT PER PART, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ALL IN ONE ARTICLE ON ROMAN/ BYZANTINE CULTURE!! ANYWAY ENJOY!! Previous Article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine armies (Part1) PreviousContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Empire Comparison Series- Part3: Imperial Life and Culture”

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”

Constantinople- The Queen of Cities and its many Byzantine Secrets

Posted by Powee Celdran  “If the earth were a single state, Constantinople would be its capital” -Napoleon Bonaparte WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE!!  Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! I haven’t posted in quite some time but now this article will be the second travel article in this blog site,Continue reading “Constantinople- The Queen of Cities and its many Byzantine Secrets”

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”