Greek Fire: The Byzantine Secret Weapon


Byzantium fought for its very survival throughout its existence. Often, the empire faced enemies who were superior in military and economic might. Despite these odds, Byzantium always managed to survive. One of the main reasons for its survival was the secret weapon: Greek fire. Used skilfully by its leaders, Byzantium managed to come back repeatedly ….  Read More

The Weakness of Belisarius


Belisarius was almost invincible in battle. He was dashing, energetic, cunning, decisive, intelligent and resourceful. Due to his brilliance, he conquered North Africa, Sicily and Italy for the Byzantine Empire. It almost seemed as if he was invincible. But every human being has at least one weakness and the great general was no exception. It ….  Read More