Finally Basil II stands alone as master of the Roman world. Let’s get to know him.
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It’s hard to not come away really impressed with Basil as a person. There are so many situations in his life where even the slightest misstep could have ended it all. I’m sure there were quite a bit of luck involved too, but still.
got a question for the end of the “century” in 1025. Would you please talk about slavery in Byzantium (their rights, what it meant to be a slave in a Christian nation, their lifestyles etc) and also talk about the slave trade with the Rus et al, which was supposedly very valuable for Byzantium.
It’s a topic you’ve always seemed to skirt around in the past but a valuable one to cover head on.
Loving the show,