The ships have made it to the harbor with the goods.
NO! you must stay and fight!
THE REIGN OF JUSTINIAN I
My advisors are telling me to leave, we must go!
THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH
WE LOVE CHURCH!!!
"The ships crowded the city's harbor with goods". Many people lived in Constantinople, the main language and culture was Greek but people who came to trade and visit spoke various different languages.
CONFLICT BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
The Blues and Greens were upset over the arrest over some of their members. Both groups united in denouncing him (Justinian), there was a lot of fighting and Justinian and his wife Theodora hid in the palace. Justinian's advisors urged them to leave but his wife Theodora wanted him to stay and fight.
The church and beliefs united the people, it played a huge role in the daily life of many as they attended regularly.
Medieval Europe and The Byzantine empire were united by Christianity. However over the years the two parts of the Roman Empire became different. The eastern side was wealthy, they had money, cities, and trade. The Western side was poor and depended on farming and agriculture to survive.
We are wealthy, we have cities, trade, and money!
We are not wealthy, we farm and use agriculture to survive.