Fall of Civilizations - 11 - Byzantium - Last of the Romans - [AUDIO ONLY]

On the outskirts of modern Istanbul, a line of ancient walls lies crumbling into the earth... In this episode, Paul Cooper looks at one of history’s most incredible stories of survival - the thousand-year epic of the Byzantine Empire. Find out how this civilization suffered the loss of its Western half, and continued the unbroken legacy of Rome right through the middle ages. Hear about how it formed a bridge between two continents, and two ages, and learn how the impregnable walls of Constantinople were finally brought crashing to the ground. This episode we're joined by members of the St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Choir in London, and a number of musicians playing traditional Byzantine instruments.



Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas


Voice Actors:


Nicolas Rixon

Joey L

Annie Kelly

Cleo Madeleine



Original Compositions and music supervision:


Pavlos Kapralos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgA...)


Chanters from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral:


Michael Georgiou

Alexandros Gikas

Matthew Tomko

Stephanos Thomaides

Pavlos Kapralos 


Traditional Musicians:


Monooka (Monica Lucia Madas), vocals

Alexandros Koustas, Lyra (other names: Byzantine Lyra/ Lyra of Istanbul/ Kemence)

Konstantinos Glynos, Kanonaki (other names: qanun; in Byzantine Greek: psaleterion)

Theofilos Lais, Cretan Lyra

Dario Papavassiliou, Santouri (other name: Greek Santur)

Pavlos Kapralos, Oud


Other music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: incompetech.com/


Title theme: Home At Last by John Bartmann. https://johnbartmann.com/