By Jonathan Harris, Timothy Venning
This e-book presents a whole chronology of the Byzantine Empire to the autumn of Constantinople on may possibly 28, 1453. The occasions indexed are commonly political and armed forces with a few cultural background. every year occupies round one web page of the text.
Timothy Venning is a contract researcher. Jonathan Harris is Senior Lecturer in Byzantine historical past at Royal Holloway, collage of London.
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Marble-quarries at Proconnessus near Cyzicus and Thracian forests are used in creation of a city intended to rival Rome; Constantine strips leading Greek works of art from cities like Athens to adorn the City, bringing statue of Athena from the Parthenon and giant statue of Zeus from Olympia among his many trophies. 11th. and joint residence to 1204. ‘Hippodrome’ created West of the Palace, adorned with obelisks and the ‘Triple Serpent’ column commemorating Greek victory over Persians at Plataea in 479 BC Much is made of Constantinople having seven hills like Rome; Constantine creates a new Senate and 14 regions like in Rome, proclaims the City the principal ‘Colonia’ of Rome, and encourages noble families to move there from Rome.
June Shapur invades Mesopotamia and unsuccessfuly besieges Nisibis; Bishop James dies during 63-day siege. Constantine buried in Church of Holy Apostles at Constantinople, but his sons resist Dalmatius’ claim to lower Danube and Hannibalianus’ to Pontus and Armenia. Imperial guardsmen riot and murder Dalmatius, Hannibalianus, their father Dalmatius, and latter’s brother Julius Constantius together with some sympathetic ministers, probably at Constantius’ initiative – the sons of Constantine are left sole heirs.
Maximus sends envoy Victor to Milan to request Valentinian II to join him at Trier ‘like a son’ and Justina sends Bishop Ambrose to Trier October to refuse; Justina’s army blocks Alpine passes before winter and Maximus accepts continuance of separate regime at Milan. East Themistius, leading Christian orator from Antioch, Praefect of Constantinople. 384 West 11 December Death of Pope Damasus; Siricius elected. East Shapur sends embassy to Constantinople for peace and offers Theodosius gifts including elephants; in return a Roman embassy goes to Ctesiphon, headed by Theodosius’ Vandal general Stilicho.