Foreword by Gordon Doherty
What follows is a piece of flash fiction, set between Legionary: Gods & Emperors and Legionary: Empire of Shades. Chalcedon, perched on the eastern shores of the Bosphorus strait, was once branded 'the City of the Blind' by a 6th century BC Persian general named Megabyzus, when he contrasted the settlement with the far superior and sparsely-occupied site on the opposite shores. By Late Antiquity, Chalcedon languished in the shadows of the city that had risen on that far shore through the intervening centuries: the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople.
Yet something that happened in Chalcedon in that twilight era which suggests that ancient lessons had gone unheeded...
Chalcedon, “City of the Blind”
Gordon Doherty, writer, history fan, explorer.
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