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Byzantine Empire

Blue Team -- Byzantine Empire

Diocletian Emperor who divided the Roman Empire in 280
Constantine Emperor who built Constantinople
Constantinople Capitol city of Byzantine Empire
Istanbul Name of Constantinople today
Christianity Became the religion of Rome under Constantine
Eastern Empire Part of Rome that stayed powerful until 1453
Western Empire Part of Rome that fell in 476
Byzantine Empire Another name for the Eastern Empire
Justinian Greatest emperor of the Byzantine Empire
Justinian's Code Collection of all Roman Laws
Due Process Roman laws still used today
Pendentives Triangles that support a dome on a square base
Greek and Roman Achievements The Byzantine Empire preserved these
Isidore and Anthemius Architects of Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia Means "Holy Wisdom" in greek
Arches Used in Roman architecture
Post and Beam Used in Greek architecture
Pendentives Architecture that combines Greek and Roman designs
Hagia Sophia World's largest church until 1520
Ottoman Turks Invaded the Byzantine Empire in 1453
Orthodox Christianity Byzantine form of Christianity
Roman Catholic Pope Byzantine Christians did not accept his power
Russia Greatly influenced by cultural diffusion with the Byzantine Empire
Orthodox Christianity Byzantines brought this to Russia
Idea of a ruler with absolute power Byzantines brought this to Russia
Created by: mrsmadnick