Byzantium: 284-1461 AD

Rome didn't fall, it just changed continents

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Βασιλευς Βασιλεων Βασιλευων Βασιλευσιν

King of Kings, ruling over Kings

Under construction - beautification in progress.

This is a place for those interested in the Byzantine Empire; historians or history students, byzantinists amateur or professional, classicists or medievalists, and just about anyone else.

Suggestions are welcome and encouraged. =)

Please help us grow!


For introductions, we can follow what other similar communities employ:

Field of study/profession (if any):

Why are you interested in Byzantium?

Do you study Byzantium in any way? (language, history, art, religion, music, amateur, professional)

Favorite Emperor and/or Dynasty:

Least favorite Emperor and/or Dynasty:

Any time/place in the period in which you would like to live/visit?


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For the sake of simplicity, I generally use the Latin/Western spelling for people, places, things, etc but feel free to use the Greek as well. I would also suggest using English so that more people are able to comment (or at least an English translation).
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