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If you could meet and interview one person from Byzantine history, who would it be and why?, with Fotini Kondyli and Alexander Sarantis

We know so much about Byzantium, and yet really so little. If we had the chance to meet and debrief one person who had experienced some part of it first-hand, who would it be?  What person would answer the burning questions that we have? Who would alert us to questions that we aren’t asking because we are used to the limitations of our sources? How would we choose our questions?

Joining the conversation is:

Fotini Kondyli – Associate Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia. Her research centers on Byzantine and Frankish material culture, the construction of Byzantine spaces, communal identity, household archaeology and Byzantine non-elites. Click here to visit her university profile or follow Fotini on Twitter @FotiniKondyli

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Alexander Sarantis – Assistant Professor in Late Antique History, University of Warsaw. He is the author of Justinian’s Balkan Wars: Campaigns, Diplomacy and Development in Illyricum, Thrace and the Northern World A.D. 527-65. You can learn more about his research on his Academia.edu page or follow Alexander on Twitter @AlexanderSara20

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.

You can listen to more episodes of Byzantium & Friends through Podbean.

Top Image: Skyllitzes Matritensis, fol. 10v.

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