Byzantine Empire!

The Byzantine Empire ties in with the Roman Empire.

When: Around 500 A.D
Where: The western half of the old Roman Empire!
Contributions to our Society: Justinian's Code, Art's and Architecture, Preservers of Greek and Roman Culture.

How the Byzantine Empire Compared with the Roman Empire.

The Capital of The Roman Empire, well of course was Rome! They had a Roman Catolic(Christian) religion and they spoke Latin. Aslo this was the western half of the old Roman Empire and they fell into what is known as a period called the "Dark Ages".

The Capital of The Byzantine Empire was Constantinople. They had a Eastern(Greek) and  a Orthodox(Christian) type of Religon and they spoke Greek!. The Byzantine Empire was the eastern half of the old Roman Empire, and it grew strong and lasted a long time(1000 years!)

The Byzantine Empire impacted Russia through Religion and Trade! The Eastern Orthodox had spread to Russia( known as the Russian Orthodox). Many of the Byzantine ideas were introduced into Russia through TRADE!( Art work(mosaics), Architecture, Religon, Cyrillic Alphabet.

The Byzantine Empire lasted so long because they had an organized government, they did not get too "big" and, they minded their own business!

Justinian's Code was the laws of the Byzantine Empire that were based on the "Twelve Tables" of the Roman laws; became a basis for laws in many European nations.

The Byzantine's art and architecture usually supported the Christian culture.
The Byzantine Empire saved the knowledge, art and ideas of the old Roman and Greek cultures.


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