Today, we’re talking Vikings in Byzantium with special guest Robin Pierson of the History of Byzantium podcast. What were these big-bearded warriors doing standing next to beardless eunuchs? And why were both Vikings and eunuchs entrusted with such important positions?
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Time/place: Byzantine Empire, 324-1453 BCE
Dead Idea: Court Eunuchs
Co-hosts: Nick and Anna
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