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  1. WI: Justinian flees during the Nika Riots

    What if Justinian Fled Constantinople during the Nika riots ? Who would succeed him? Can he retake the throne at any point?
  2. Averious

    Our Fractured Crown: An Eastern Roman Timeline
    Threadmarks: An Author's Starting Word

    "It is easier to find men whom are willing to volunteer themselves unto death, than those whom are willing to endure pain with patience," - Gaius Julius Caesar -- No, your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, I have returned, and yes this is an entirely new thread with the same name as the previous...
  3. TL Planning/Brainstorming : Mu’awiya takes Constantinople

    I am planning to do a TL where the Umayyads take Constantinople under Mu’awiya . 1. My plan is too have a Islamic Greek speaking State 2. The PoD is under Mu’awyia . now its unknown when the siege actually took place , so i will just invent an ATL siege. 3. The Second Fitna or a parallel will...
  4. Sevarics

    WI: Khosrow II accepts Heraclius’s peace offer in 615 ?

    As the tin says, what if Khosrow II accepted the offer Heraclius made in 615 when, per Wikipedia, he “agreed to stand down and was about ready to allow the Byzantine Empire to become a Persian client state, even permitting Khosrow II to choose the emperor.[20] In a letter delivered by his...
  5. PC: Byzantine Expansion into Europe

    Assuming that during the Macedonian dynasty makes the necessary reforms are taken that allow the government to run far more smoothly and without any major screw-ups for the empire, how much former Roman territory can be realistically reclaimed and consolidated? In a previous thread it was...
  6. FLAYvian1310

    Through Light and Ashes: The Legacy of the Ostrogoths
    Threadmarks: 01: The Phoenix Rises

    A/N: Hello all! I am back with another new TL. This one however will cover a different perspective from most of my TLs, as this will be focused on the Ostrogoths following from Totila. This will also be alot more long form than my Roman ones, as it will cover over centuries, much like Freedom's...
  7. Laskaris vs Palaiologos, of better futures for Rhomania.

    Greetings all, long time lurker first time poster. I've long enjoyed some of the Roman TLs on this site, especially those regarding some of the later PODs such as a longer lived Theodore II Laskaris. Inspired by Issacs's Empire and Age of Miracles (kudos to the authors of those masterworks!)...
  8. Sevarics

    WI: Christopher Lekapenos does not predecease his father Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos?

    IOTL, Romanos I Lekapenos made his eldest and favorite son, Christopher, co-emperors with himself and his son in lawKonstantinos Macedon. However, before anything substantial came about from his elevation to co-emperor, Christopher passed away before Romanos, eventually paving the way for his...
  9. TheLionOfJudah

    Res Gestae Imperatorum --- The Deeds of the Emperors, a Julio-Claudian TL
    Threadmarks: Preface

    RES · GESTÆ · IMPERATORVM LIBRI Book I: Caesar Augustus (Lost) Book II: Lucius Book III: Tiberius Book IV: Flavian Book V: Lucius [II] Flavius Book VI: Aurelian Book VII: Tiberius [II] Aurelius More to come later Preface Before I recount to you the lives and the...
  10. Sevarics

    WI: Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, captures Constantinople in 1230

    As the tin says, what if Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, avoided being defeated by the Bulgarians and successfully captured Constantinople in 1230? Up until his defeat and capture by the Bulgarians, Theodore and the Empire of Thessalonica had been expanding rapidly in the...
  11. The First New England - Nova Anglia TL

    Nova Anglia: The First New England Compiled from Newly Discovered Sources from the Collection of Marios Antonas Resistance Against The Normans and Beginning The Anglo-Saxon Government-in-Exile was established on October 14, 1066 after William the Conqueror's victory against Harold Godwinson at...
  12. Largest Byzantine Empire by 1900

    Let's say that the empire avoids the Byzantine-Sasanian war and manages to repel the Arab invasion to the best of their ability. After that they have a series of competent military emperors (not necessarily consecutively) that reconquer as much of Europe and North Africa as logistically...
  13. Averious

    Our Fractured Crown: An Eastern Roman Timeline (1078 - Onwards)
    Threadmarks: Part 1; 1078 - Anna Komnene's Introduction

    "What greatness am I to muster when better men than me have come before? Am I too supposed to be great?" Attributed to Emperor Artemios I 'Keraunos' [2] Argynos [1], founder of the Imperial House of Argynos. -- I am often at what one could call an impasse for sources and functions; even as...
  14. WI: Byzantine Emperor converts to Islam?

    No, I'm not talking about Heraclius. I'm talking about the period leading up to the Umayyad siege of Constantinople in 717. During this time the Byzantines were wracked with internal problems and their morale was reeling. In OTL Leo III forced the abdication of a weaker emperor and managed to...
  15. In a scenario where the byzantines are able to hold Syria and Egypt and repeal the arabs, can they hold the Exarchate of Africa?

    Can they hold the Exarchate of Africa because of the roman identity, or would it eventually break free from the empire?
  16. WHC: Create the most prosperous Constatinople as realitically possible

    Its quite a stretch to expect the Byzantine empire to last longer than it did. With Ottoman expansion, the writing was on the wall and the empire was always crippling itself away. That being said, there were many key moments in history where Byzantine could've stayed stronger and been more...
  17. SunKing105

    WI: Constans II dies at the Battle of the Masts?

    The Battle of the Masts was one of the most pivotal and disastrous naval battles in Byzantine history. Most of the 500 ships were destroyed in a day, and it proved the mettle of the Muslims on the seas. Emperor Constans II barely escaped by trading clothes with another man and being disguised as...
  18. Averious

    The Eagle of the East, Rhomania: An Eastern Roman Timeline (1196 - 1245)
    Threadmarks: Part 1; 1196-1198 - The Grypads Rise

    "Let none say that God's Chosen People have not struggled; yet in His Wisdom, we endure through greatness held aloft by our Basileus," - Attributed to Mathew I Psenas, Patriarch of Constantinople, successor of George II, 1204. -- Hello everyone! I've had a timeline of this sort swirling around...
  19. SunKing105

    WI: Phocas stays in power?

    Flavius Phocas(602-610) was one of the worst emperors Byzantium had. Taking advantage of pay disputes to seize power, he proceeded to brutally purge his opponents, mismanaged the army and bureaucracy, and triggered a 26-year long devastating war with the Sassanids, which of course he completely...
  20. SunKing105

    WI: Constantine III survives?

    Just to be clear, I am referring to the Byzantine emperor who reigned for a few months in 641, not the Western Roman usurper. Constantine III was made co-emperor by Heraclius in 613, and seemed a competent character. What if he had not died of tuberculosis just a few months into his reign, and...
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