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Byzantine tales of horror and the macabre

An anthology of Byzantine tales of horror. Learn about foul murders, demonic visitations, the undead, and the criminally insane; also, the Byzantine science of demonology and the spirit world.

Many thanks to all the colleagues and friends who read the stories, in tones spooky, clinical, or ironic! The stories are:


“Questions for a woman who killed and ate her mother and daughter”
“Incisive curiosity”
“Desire of the flesh”
“The mummy”
“The murderer who gave himself up”
“Drawn and quartered”
“Wrong address”
“Erinyes of the sea”
“Three Blind Men”
“Second chance”
“Calling a witness”
“Killing baby Hitler”

Byzantium & Friends is hosted by Anthony Kaldellis, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at The Ohio State University. You can follow him on his personal website.


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Top Image:Basillica Cistern in Istanbul. Photo by Han van Hoof / Flickr