Byzantium: The Lost Empire
Byzantium: The Lost Empire is a four-part documentary series narrated by John Romer, telling the glory and history of the ancient, legendary empire of Byzantium. In this series, John Romer breathes life into the city and the powerful ideas that made the Byzantium a thriving cultural and commercial center while western Europe was slogging through the Dark Ages and the Middle Ages. He traces the origins and growth of Byzantium and looks at the creation of Christian art, with the face of Christ and the Virgin Mary first being portrayed. And then John Romer traces the maturity and decline of Byzantium through its conquest by the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
Episode 1 - Building the Dream
John Romer traces the origins and growth of Byzantium, which under the aegis of Emperor Constantine developed from a small Greek town into a vast empire.
Episode 2 - Heaven on Earth
John Romer continues his exploration of the Byzantium empire by looking at the creation of Christian art, with the face of Christ and the Virgin Mary first being portrayed.
Episode 3 - Envy of the World
John Romer continues his exploration of the Byzantine empire by tracing the extent of its influence abroad.
Episode 4 - Forever and Ever
John Romer tells how the Byzantium empire finally crumbled.
|Byzantium Empire - wikipedia
The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was the Eastern Roman Empire during the periods of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, centred on the capital of Constantinople.
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