10% done with Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

Having listened to the fantastic podcast Lars did while writing the book I’ve been long wanting to read this book.

The book starts with Diocletian and his splitting of the Roman empire in half (then quarters). Funny how this division (of halves) still remains to this day nearly 2000 years later. Interesting too was how he was less a man of the common people and more ‘godlike’: religion = state, for stability.