Almost everyone attended the exciting chariot races at a stadium called the Hippodrome. Two chariot teams, one wearing blue and the other green, were fierce rivals.
Justinian 1 was one of the greatest Byzantine emperors. He lasted from 527 to 565. Justinian 1 and Theodora.
Conflict Between East and West
Christianity was more than a religion it was the very foundation of the Byzantines. Orthodox means “in agreement with right belief.” The medieval Eastern Orthodox Church was based on a set of beliefs that its leaders traced back to Jesus Christ and to the work of bishops in early Christian councils.
The schism, between east and west was complete. Even though they tried to heal the division, The Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church were now separate churches.