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The Most Important Events in European History, I - V century

Posted January 19th, 2018 at 11:45 AM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 10:22 AM by Valens

The purpose of this chronology is to list some of the most important events which had great influence on the course of European history.
My initial plan was to start with the first century after Christ and finish with the twentieth, but soon realized that the scope of that task was enormous.
From this reason, I came to the idea of doing separate entries for periods spanning over several centuries, with respect to traditionally accepted periodization of history.
This first...
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Great Mothers in History

Posted January 7th, 2018 at 03:27 PM by Valens
Updated May 24th, 2018 at 02:07 PM by Valens

Mothers of some of history's most significant personalities often played a critical role in the development of their character and often represented a power behind the curtain.
Many of these women were ambitious, power hungry and completely devoted to their children and their cause. Some of the great mother figures went down in history as villains, while others were regarded as saints and models of virtue and continued to be venerated centuries after their deaths.

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Christianity and the Roman Empire, Part Two

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 05:10 PM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 01:24 AM by Valens

The Crisis of the Third Century and Roman Religion

The third century had, in many ways, been a tumultuous time for the Roman state. The deep political crisis of Augustus' Principate had many subtle consequences on the overall Roman society and the Classical civilization as a whole.

The problems that would come to trouble the Roman state and people in the third century had surfaced much earlier, arguably during the early Principate already. Nevertheless, following the...
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Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part One

Posted February 8th, 2017 at 12:27 PM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 01:47 AM by Valens

Introduction

There has rarely been a question so popular and controversial among historians, researchers, philosophers and theologians, as the relationship between the Roman state and Christianity. Without doubt, the very importance of the matter for the world history makes it a heated, and sometimes even divisive subject among both scholars and laymen.
This blog post will provide my personal perspective on this particularly complex topic. It is not my aim to make it a scholarly
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My Trip to Greece

Posted October 20th, 2016 at 02:48 PM by Valens
Updated August 20th, 2017 at 05:25 PM by Valens

It's not my custom to write about personal matters here, but I realized that my blog has, perhaps, been way too serious. I know that a personal blog can be an interesting read, but I've always reasoned: 'Hey, if you're not Julius Caesar, Churchill or Augustus, there's no point in writing about yourself.'

Anyways, I'm not much into jokes, so let's get started with the topic (it will be a short one).

This September, I made my very first trip to Greece, the land...
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