Chapter One: In the Beginning
The frst chapter of our story introduces Gaia, the Earth and Ouranos, the Sky. We hear the Greek creation myth and meet the Titans and some hideous monsters!
20 Jan 2013
Chapter Two: Clash of the Titans
The fun really starts here! Zeus and his brothers and sisters fight against Kronos and the Titans over who will rule the heavens and the Earth. Only one side can come out on top. Which one will it be?
20 Jan 2013
Chapter One Hundred: Vandalism
It is the turn of Carthage to get a good sacking and this time the perpetrators are so efficient that they had the whole concept named after them! Worse than that, the ancient city is lost to the Empire as it is occupied by the barbarians.
2 Oct 2015
Chapter Ninety Seven: Anger and Adrianople
Abbritus was bad. This was so so much worse.
16 Aug 2015
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Chapter One Hundred and One: The Pope and the Hun
And so we reach the beginning of the end. The signs have been there since the death of Theodosius the Great but now everyone can see them, including a certain very famous barbarian king!
18 Oct 2015
Chapter One Hundred and Two: It's all Gone Horribly Wrong
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! Barbarian generals and emperors battle for control of the Empire while other barbarians annex large parts of it. The countdown towards the fall of Rome gathers pace.
1 Nov 2015
Chapter Ninety Three: Christianity and Rome; the First 300 Years
Christianity and the Roman Empire are inextricably linked. Before Constantine, though, the relationship had been a bit rocky.In this chapter we look at the early interactions between the Empire and the Christians.
28 Jun 2015
Chapter Ninety Five: Constantine's Boys
The three surviving sons of Constantine the Great take over stewardship of the Roman Empire. Only one of them shows any semblance of being a chip off the old block!
23 Jul 2015
Chapter Ninety Four: A New Capital
Constantine the Great is one of the few people in history who genuinely changed the world. His achievements are many and varied but he also had a dark side!
13 Jul 2015
Chapter One Hundred and Three: A Farewell to Rome
And so Rome falls. The inevitability is clear but the shock is still remarkable. On the other hand life continues as normal.
16 Nov 2015
Chapter One Hundred and Thirty One: Norman Conquests
Everyone knows about 1066 and all that. The Normans' other conquests are less famous but equally important. Just ask Alexius Comnenus!
20 Aug 2017
Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Nine: Descent into Chaos
The great Macedonian Dynasty comes to an end. The Empire begins its final spiral into nothingness.
23 May 2017
Chapter One Hundred and Eleven: the Rise of Islam
A huge welcome to Elias Belhaddad who will take us through the rise of a new force. The world will never be the same again!
3 Apr 2016
Chapter Three: Olympians
This week we meet the rest of the children of Kronos and a couple of the other Olympians. Look out for the story of Poseidon's persuasive dolphin and the tale of poor Persephone.
22 Jan 2013
Chapter One Hundred and Twenty Six: Planning for Greatness
Basil II takes control of his empire, finally dispatching the pesky Bardases! And then he plans... a lot.
22 Jan 2017
Chapter One Hundred and Five: Why did Rome Fall?
The Eastern Empire is healthy and flourishing but the Western Empire is gone. It's time to reflect on the reasons why.
3 Jan 2016
Chapter Ninety Two: Cabbages and Kings
The Tetrarchy was a lovely idea. It worked so very well when Diocletian was in charge. When he was gone, though, self interest trumped duty. Civil wars ensued: lots of them.
28 May 2015
Chapter Seventy Four: 'The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius'
"Don't waste time wondering what a good man is: be one." Marcus Aurelius's thoughts on how to live virtuously have stood the test of time.
16 Sep 2014
Chapter 125: Brilliance, Battles and Bardases
The Empire is still on the rise despite the meddling of two men called Bardas!
8 Jan 2017
Chapter One Hundred and Four: Picking up the Pieces
The fact that the Roman Empire used to contain a city called Rome quickly becomes a distant memory. Constantinople has its own problems. Stability is provided by an old man who proves that age is no barrier to imperial success.
13 Dec 2015