In which John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the Eastern Empire nicely, calling themselves Romans for a further 1000 years.
Find out what Justinian and the rest of the Byzantine emperors were up to over there, and how the Roman Empire dragged out its famous Decline well into medieval times.
In addition to all this, you’ll learn about ancient sports riots and hipster barbarians, too.
Note from Among the Fray: This month we will be watching Crash Course’s World History series. An episode – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news everyday. Enjoy!