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2 08, 2017

Justinian – Byzantine Reconquest

By |2019-09-16T20:26:33-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Medieval|3 Comments

Justinian - Byzantine mosaic from Ravenna, Italy (500s AD) Justinian and Theodora The Roman Emperor Justinian took power when his uncle, Justin, died in 527 AD. Before becoming emperor, Justinian married Theodora. That upset a lot of people because she was an actress. Many Roman people thought all actresses were bad women. But in fact Theodora [...]

1 08, 2017

Constans II – Byzantine history

By |2017-08-01T17:45:13-07:00August 1st, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Mu'awiya on a Sassanian-style coin When Heraclius died in 641 AD, his sons Heraclonas and Heraclius Constantine took over as Byzantine emperors, ruling together. They only lasted a few years. Heraclius Constantine died within the year. His son Constantine (usually called Constans II) succeeded him, even though he was only 11 years old. Soon afterwards [...]

9 07, 2017

Roman Greece – St. Paul and the Christians

By |2019-09-13T06:45:18-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks|17 Comments

Roman Greece: Map of the Roman Empire in 146 BC The Roman Empire expands By 275 BC, the Romans in Italy were beginning to expand out of Italy and conquer other parts of the Mediterranean. They started with Sicily, an island near Italy. (Today Sicily is in Italy, but it wasn't then!) More [...]

27 06, 2017

Who were the Illyrians?

By |2019-09-11T04:41:07-07:00June 27th, 2017|History, Northern Europe|0 Comments

Red arrow shows where Hallstatt is - later the center of the Illyrians ' power. Salt-mining in Central Europe About 5000 BC, not long before the end of the Stone Age, the Hallstatt group of people in Central Europe, in what is now Austria, began to dig salt out of salt mines and [...]