basil ii

  1. Pressedflowers

    All Good Things Flow into This City: A Timeline

    This is a new TL on the darling of the alternate history community: Romanía/Byzantium! Rest assured that this will be a good one, if extensive and filled with many divergences, some small and others not so much. I will look forward to starting this very soon. For now, some maps.
  2. Pressedflowers

    Plausibility Check: Romanus II lives longer?

    So what if he wasn't poisoned/dead, and rolled long enough for his sons to rule? How does this change Basil? Does this negate Nikephoros and John's conquests?
  3. Soverihn

    WI: Theophano dies instead of Romanos II

    Romanos II is best known as Basil II's father, who died suddenly at 21. Depending on who you ask, it was either by a disease or his wife poisoning him. Either way, his death in 963 at paved the way for his wife to manipulate court at home, and lead to the ascension of emperors John and...
  4. Out of the Ashes: The Byzantine Empire From Basil II To The Present
    Threadmarks: Foreword

    Out of the Ashes: The Byzantine Empire From Basil II To The Present Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio. “Conquered Greece took captive her savage conqueror and brought her arts into rustic Latium.” Horace “Antiquity is over, but its last war is yet to end.”...
  5. Administration of Byzantine Western Mediterranean

    It is 1025, and Basil II the Bulgar-Slayer has died. Unlike in OTL, he has capable successors--several "Good Emperors"--in command of his 250,000-man army over the next few decades. During the reigns of these powerful emperors, the Eastern Roman Empire destroys most of its rivals, playing them...
  6. Romania in the Second Millennium

    Romania in the Second Millennium Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit et artes intulit agresti Latio. “Conquered Greece took captive her savage conqueror and brought her arts into rustic Latium.”- Horace Foreword: The Empire of the Romans (or as it is more popularly called, “Romania”) evokes a...
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