The Imperial Tetrarchy runs into problems with the rise of Constantine and Maxentius, each of whom will look to the Christians to support them against rivals. 199 more words
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The chronicle of Constantine Manasses was compiled by the Byzantian historian of the same name in 1142/3-1153 AD, under the patronage of Sevastokratoritsa Irena, wife of Andronicus Komin, brother to the emperor Manuel I Komin (1143-1180). 758 more words
Rome is okay. The Coliseum is not as overwhelming as you might expect, though certainly impressive, especially for that time.
I found the long field beyond the Senate – which looks like a building site and did nothing for me – much more evocative as the site of the Circus Maximus, despite there being nothing much there now. 414 more words