Leo enters the second half of his reign desperate to leave the Empire to a healthy son. Meanwhile his military are successful on land but suffer at sea.
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At the beginning of the episode, Mark Painter made reference to a story that he’d heard from Robin: that during the First Balkan War, some Aegean Islanders self-identified as Romans when Greek soldiers landed.
This is fascinating, and I’d love to learn more about the incident. Does a resource exist that could shed light on it?