Byzantine Stories Episode 5 – Roman Healthcare. Part 3 – Byzantine Compromise

Italian copies of Alexander of Tralles' treatises (exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu)

Italian copies of Alexander of Tralles’ treatises (exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu)

In Part 3 we move forward to Byzantium to explore two examples of Byzantine healthcare in action.

Saint Artemios (johnsanidopoulos.com)

Saint Artemios (johnsanidopoulos.com)

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Byzantine Stories Episode 5 – Roman Healthcare. Part 2 – Calcified Caring

Claudius Galen (fineartamerica.com)

Claudius Galen (fineartamerica.com)

In Part 2 we move to Rome and meet Galen, the greatest doctor the Empire produced. We then push on into the Christian era to see how healthcare developed alongside the new religion.

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Byzantine Stories Episode 5 – Roman Healthcare. Part 1 – Choosing Your Provider

Hippocrates (19th century engraving based on Roman busts)

Hippocrates (19th century engraving based on Roman busts)

Part 1 is an overview of the history of Greek medicine. How it developed and what kind of treatments were on offer.

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Episode 143 – Strange Trajectories

Byzantine-Arab Wars 780-1180

Byzantine-Arab Wars 780-1180

John's Triumph from the Madrid copy of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes

John’s Triumph from the Madrid copy of the Chronicle of John Skylitzes

John returns home triumphant but must deal with the Fatimid attacks in the east.

Period: 972-6

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Listener Survey

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Hello everyone,

I have an opportunity for you to hear a bonus Byzantine Stories episode for free. Just give me a moment of your time.

So, as most of you know, the podcast is now working with Acast. They’re connecting the History of Byzantium with companises whose adverts play at the start of the show.

In order to advertise products that will be of interest to you we’ve set up a listener survey. It’s got about 30 questions and its asking for your demographic information. Its completely anonymous and you won’t have to input your email or anything. It would be really helpful to me if you could take a moment to fill out the survey.

But I know some of you will think – “What do I care? Let other people do that, I can’t be bothered.” Fair enough. What’s in it for you? Well – this is what’s in it for you. I’m currently working on a Byzantine story about Roman medicine. I think its going to turn into a 3 parter. So if I can get 500 listeners to fill out the survey – then you will all get part 1 for free.

So if you’d like to learn more about the terrifying experience of Roman surgery. Then click here and fill out the survey.

Thanks so much for your help.

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Episode 142 – Brave in Danger

Meeting of Svyatoslav I with Emperor John Tzimiskes (by Klavdy Lebedev)

Meeting of Svyatoslav I with Emperor John Tzimiskes (by Klavdy Lebedev)

John Tzimiskes faces down the Phokas rebellion and then marches for Bulgaria to take on the Rus.

Period: 970-1

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Bulgarian Empire c900 AD (from Runciman - First Bulgarian Empire)

Bulgarian Empire c900 AD (from Runciman – First Bulgarian Empire)

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Episode 141 – How To Get Away With Murder

Sviatoslav of Kiev (from epicworldhistory.blogspot.co.uk)

Sviatoslav of Kiev (from epicworldhistory.blogspot.co.uk)

John Tzimiskes pacifies his domestic and foreign enemies as he consolidates his rule. However the Rus leader Sviatoslav makes the decision to move his capital to the Danube forcing the Romans to respond.

Period: 969-70

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Episode 140 – Magnificent and Insufferable

John Tzimiskes (from 'Rulers of the Byzantine Empire' published by KIBEA)

John Tzimiskes (from ‘Rulers of the Byzantine Empire’ published by KIBEA)

Nicephorus Phokas is murdered by his nephew John Tzimiskes. We discuss the plot, the aftermath and the personalities of both men.

Period: 969

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Moving to Acast

So, you see there’s a new podcast from me. You click on it. And what do you hear? An advert.

And you’re thinking “oh, no.”

Yes, the History of Byzantium has moved to Acast. For those who don’t know Acast is a podcast hosting company who connect shows with advertisers. They host your show for free and share revenue with the podcast producer

As podcasting has become my career, I had to look into the possibility of advertising in order to help provide for the future. I hope you understand.

So, adverts will now play before and after each episode. But they will not interfere with the show itself. The ads will be localised to your market so they should be relevant for you. And they will play on all of the free episodes, including the back catalogue.

This should not affect the members feeds or your subscription to the free feed. However any move like this is bound to affect someone. So if you have any trouble, my apologies. Please delete your existing feed and resubscribe and everything should be fine. Any other issues contact me at thehistoryofbyzantium @ gmail.com.

I hope this is another step in getting us to 1453 and beyond. And I’m hugely grateful for your support.

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Episode 139 – All In A Day’s Work

Bagratuni Armenia circa 1000

Bagratuni Armenia circa 1000

We cover Nicephorus’ foreign policy issues during his final two years in office. Armenian, Bulgarian and Italian concerns then go on hold for one last march through Syria.

Period: 968-9

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