The city of Constantinople was large and rich. The people loved watching the exciting chariot races. This man personally enjoyed the green team.
After a rebellion left the city in ruins, Justinian rebuilt the city with new bridges, public baths, parks, roads, and hospitals. Justinian also wrote a new rule of law known as Justinian's Code. This set the groundwork for many governments to come.
In the Byzantine empire, the government was heavily connected with the church. To the people, they're leader was like a representative of God.
Artists would paint pictures depicting biblical images. They believed that sacred pictures helped bring them closer to God.
There were many differences between the old east Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire. The main of these was Iconism, or the worship of icons in Christianity rather than God himself.
In the end what really split the west completely off from the east was when the pope named Charlemagne,the ruler of the holy roman empire. This made the Byzantines mad because they felt they were the true ruler of the Roman Empire not the pope. This caused Cerularius to close all western ideal churches After this the pope banned Cerularius from the church and Cerularius symbolically banned the pope from his chrurches.