‘Divine Providence’ saves the Eastern part of the Roman Empire (408-518 A.D.) – Pulcheria becomes the first woman Empress – Successful reconstruction of the Roman military forces

Arcadius died in A.D. 408, at the early age of thirty-one; his imperious consort had preceded him to the grave, and the empire of the East was left to Theodosius II., a child of seven years, their only son. Continue reading “‘Divine Providence’ saves the Eastern part of the Roman Empire (408-518 A.D.) – Pulcheria becomes the first woman Empress – Successful reconstruction of the Roman military forces”

The foundation of Constantinople

Constantine, whose victory over his rivals had been secured by his talents as an administrator and a diplomatist no less than by his military skill, was one of those men whose hard practical ability has stamped upon the history of the world a much deeper impress than has been left by many conquerors and legislators of infinitely greater genius. He was a man of that self-contained, self-reliant, unsympathetic type of mind which we recognize in his great predecessor Augustus. Continue reading “The foundation of Constantinople”

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