Monday, 6 June 2016
The History Of The Roman Republic And Empires in The Works Of Poul Anderson
(ii) Marius defeated a barbarian invasion of Italy in 101 BC.
(iii) Ys helped Caesar against the Veneti.
(iv) Augustus sent engineers to build the Ysan sea wall.
(v) 68 AD: overthrow of Nero; civil war; the year of the three emperors; Vespasian became Emperor.
(vi) "The Peat Bog" is set in the first century AD.
(vii) 69-70 AD: the Northern Revolt and the Jewish War.
(viii) "...a Roman lord hight Constantine had finally put down his rivals and become master of the whole Empire." (Time Patrol, p. 383)
(ix) "...before he died Constantine had divided rule of the Empire between East and West. For the Eastern seat of lordship he had chosen the city of Byzantium, renaming it after himself." (p. 396)
(x) "Constantine had declared Christ the single god of the state." (ibid.)
(xi) The Romans withdrew from Britain.
(xii) Barbarians ravaged Imperial territories.
(xiii) Harald Hardrada served in the Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Empire in the eleventh century.
(xiv) The immortal Hanno was in Constantinople in 1072.
(xv) In 1204, the time traveler, Jack Havig, was present for the sack of Constaninople by Crusaders.
(xvi) Lucas Greco was in Constantinople in the fourteenth century.
(xvii) Manuel Argos based his Terran Empire on the Roman Empire.
And see the combox for an important addition to this chronology.