What Was the Byzantine Fire (Liquid Fire)? | Byzantium (Eastern Roman Empire)
One of the most mysterious and fascinating aspects of Greece’s Byzantine history, is the so-called “Greek Fire” or “Liquid Fire” (Ύγρόν Πυρ). Western Romans called it “ignis graecus” and it was no other than the powerful weapon that saved Constantinople multiple times from Arab and Rus invaders. The weapon was the most well-hidden secret of…
The Marble King, The 100 Gates Church and More | Legends from Medieval Greece #1 (Byzantium)
People around the world read and narrate myths from ancient Greece or legends from Medieval Central and Western Europe. But stories from Medieval Greece are lesser known. Here are some legends from Greece’s Byzantine Past (Eastern Roman Empire). Keep in mind, that some of these legends are based on real historical events.View post to subscribe…
Is Byzantium Even Greek? | Introduction to Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire)
The term “Byzantium” often creates confusion when brought up in conversations. Was it a city-state or an empire? Was it inhabited by Greeks or Romans? And how did it get its name?
The Rebirth of Greece (in 10 Minutes) | 200 Years since the Revolution of 1821 (Greek War of Independence)
The history of Greece and the Greeks spans thousands of years. These include years of prosperity and decline, times of conquests, and revolutions. But there was a moment in time that is of great importance for modern Greeks. That was the spring of 1821, exactly 200 years ago: the Greek War of Independence.
St Basil the Great: The Greek Santa Claus
In most Western Christian cultures, children await for the arrival of the Santa Claus on the night of Christmas Eve. But who brings the presents in Greece?