This site operates as the companion to @CryForByzantium twitter feed. As we move through the life and time of the Empire this is where I will provide analysis and thoughts of these events.
Starting at the beginning of the year, we had about 7800 followers. We’ve since grown to 9165 as of today. With just shy of 4.0 million impressions for the year, we’re on our way to catch Justin Bieber! Notable regional events during 2017 include the Reina attack, Erdogan’s visit to Greece, the end of ISIS(for … Continue reading CryForByzantium Year in Review
Every time the cycle runs towards the Fall of Constantinople, the @CryforByzantium twitter account site impressions explode upwards of 1 million per month. With it comes massive Turkish Nationalist response trolling the site with “Kodyuk Mu!” as the most popular reply. In another year and a half or so, we will reach this time again. … Continue reading Some thoughts on Mehmet II
On the North side of Athens is a small gem which does not exist in any of the tour books. This church dates to the late 12th century, with significant western influences on the design into the 13th century. This would reflect the presence of Frankish Crusaders in this area after the 1204 sack of … Continue reading Church of Hagios Gergios Omorphoklessia, Athens
Given this emperor’s plotting well before the 1180’s, it was a gross oversight that he wasn’t killed decades before. The history of the Eastern Roman Empire (or the Byzantine Empire, as it was never known to the Byzantines themselves) is sadly not as well known as that of the Roman Empire before the fall of … Continue reading Tyrants of the world: Andronikos I Komnenos — Red Seal Society