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What was the capital of the Byzantine Empire? Constantinople
Eventually, the Byzantine Empire fell to which group? Ottoman Empire
Who was the greatest of the Byzantine emperors? Justinian
What was the name of Justinian's legal code? Justinian's Code
What language was spoken in the empire? Greek
What form of Christianity did they practice? Greek Orthodox
When the church split, what were the names of the two groups? Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox
Who was the leader of the Catholic church? Who was the leader of the Orthodox church? Pope; Patriarch
What kind of art is the Greek Orthodox church famous for? mosaics
What is their most famous piece of architecture? Hagia Sophia
Through trading Slavs, Orthodox Christianity spread to what regions? Russia and Eastern Europe
St. Cyril created what alphabet (still used by Russians today)? Cyrillic Alphabet
What was the city of Constantinople originally known as? Byzantium
What is the city of Constantinople known as today? Istanbul
What sea is to the north of Constantinople? Black Sea
Who was Justinian's wife? Theodora
The blend of Greek and Roman culture is called _____. Greco-Roman
What was the split in the Christian church called? The Schism
Where are most of the Slavic people today? Russia (and Eastern Europe)
What language did the Catholic church use in their liturgy? Latin
What language did the Eastern Orthodox church use in their liturgy? Greek
What is the practice of the Catholic priests not marrying called? celibacy
What is artwork featuring a religious figure called? Icons
Who were the people who banned artwork featuring anything religious except the cross? Iconoclasts
After it was a Christian church, what did the Hagia Sophia become? a Muslim mosque
What is the Hagia Sophia today? a museum
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