Byzantine Empire

Justinian's Code: the laws of the Byzantine Empire based on the " Twelve Tables" of Roman law, became a basis for laws in many European nations.

Reasons Why the Empire lasted so long:- Organized government-It did not get to be too big- They minded their own business

Preserves of Greek and Roman Culture: The Byzantine Empire saved the knowledge, art, and ideas of the old Roman and Greek cultures

Contributions:

-Justinian's Code

- Art and Architecture


Impact on Russia:-Religion (Eastern Orthodox)
-Trade
-Cycrillic Alphabet
-Art work (Mosaics)
-Architecture

How the Byzantine Empire compared to the Roman Empire:

Roman:

Capital- Rome

Religion- Roman Catholic

Language- Latin

Byzantine:

Capital- Constantinople

Religion- Eastern Orthodox

Language- Greek


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