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Was the Byzantine Empire a continuation of the Roman Empire? Answer in your notebook… List 10 of your closest family and friends After Diocletian divided the Roman Empire, what city was the Eastern capital? Which half of the Empire was wealthier, and what role did geography play? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Quaestio: Nunc Agenda:

Quaestio: Nunc Agenda:Was the Byzantine Empire a continuation of the Roman Empire?

Answer in your notebookList 10 of your closest family and friendsAfter Diocletian divided the Roman Empire, what city was the Eastern capital?Which half of the Empire was wealthier, and what role did geography play?What caused the West to fall?

New Rome330 CE- Roman Emperor Constantine moves capital to ConstantinopleControlled trade routes between Europe and AsiaEastern Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire) continues to thrive long after the fall of Western Roman EmpireByzantines saw themselves as the true RomansHippodrome- huge race track

Hippodrome- huge race trackJustinian (ruled 527-565)Attempted to reconquer Western Rome from the barbarians

Justinian (ruled 527-565)Came close but didnt lastWasted money on fighting in the WestCheated people out ofmoney to pay for itDidnt pay soldiers

Byzantine scholar Procopius writes about a Byzantine soldier man who was a prisoner of war

So his father's mother, who was still living, got together a ransom not less than two thousand pounds of silver, and was ready to purchase her grandson's liberty. But when this money came to Dara, the Emperor heard of the bargain and forbade it: saying that Roman wealth must not be given to the barbarians. Not long after this, John fell ill and departed from this world, whereupon the Governor of the city forged a letter which, he said, John had written him as a friend not long before, to the effect that he wished his estate to go to the Emperor.

Chariot Racing

Modern Chariot Racing

Nascar RacingModern equivalentAngry people rioted against Justinianduring chariot raceTheodora- Wife ofJustinian, smart, tough,beautiful, formerdancerShe refused to run,Justinian stayed andput down the rebellionJustinian built upConstantinople,especially the HAGIASOPHIA CATHEDRAL!!!

O Solomon, I have surpassed you! -JustinianJustinians CodeHe had experts collect all the different laws of Ancient Rome and consolidate them into one collection known as Justinians CodeRuled as an autocrat (single ruler with total power), called Christs co-ruler of EarthRemember that list of family and friends?

Cross off the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 10th personDEADJustinians PlagueBubonic Plague- deadly disease carried by fleas on ratsKilled about 50% of population (100 million people!!!)Justinian got plague and survived it, but body and mind damaged, became oppressive and paranoidAfter his death, Western conquests abandoned

Justinians CodePENSA

Complete the Emperor Justinian DBQ worksheetANDEMAIL ME at pcasey@maspethhighschool.orgWrite your NAME and PERIOD

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