Constantinople is a long lasting emperor. The emperor Nero blamed Christians for a great fire the swept through Rome. Christians were often persecuted by their Roman ruler. Restored many of Constantinople building and institutions and spread Christianity among Slavic peoples to the north.
The uncle educated Justinian gave him important jobs and appointed him as his successor.Justinian was intelligent talented and ambitious. He modeled himself on the old Roman Caesars. Justinian worked to bring a golden age to Byzantium. Justinian to be a powerful and effective leader.
When the old Roman Empire divided the cultures of its eastern and western empires developed very differently. Arguments arose over Christian religious practices. Emperor had authority over all church officials. Priest could marry.
Its design architecture and monuments all reinforced the fact that the Byzantines considered themselves Roman.Indeed the Byzantine emperors brought many great monuments from Roman Italy Africa and Greece to adorn the capital.
Christian persecution had reached its highest point when an amazing change began.Christians were practicing Jews who still met in synagogues places for Jewish worship.
Justinian worked to bring a golden age to Byzantium. Justinian to be a powerful and effective leader. He made major improvements in the area of governments, construction, and the law.