i love living in Constantinople, its such an elegant and rich city
unless you're poor
The reign of Justinian 1
we are teaming up to destroy you
The Eastern Orthodox Church
My emperor, my God, i will always worship you
This city and some of its citizens were "fabulously wealthy" because their location was in the crossroads of Europe and Asia. This gave Constantinople easy trade routes.
Conflicts between East and West
What? that will not happen. You ,the emperor, will stay in charge of church and state!
Why should the pope get the power! I will not let this happen
In the past, Blues and Greens at the races had often fought with each other. This time, however, both groups were upset over the arrests of some of their members. To Justinian’s horror, they united in denouncing him. Fighting broke out, spilled into the streets, and escalated into a full-scale rebellion.
¨The Byzantines viewed the emperor not just as the head of the government but as the livingrepresentative of God and Jesus Christ.¨
¨The popes claimed supreme religious authority over all Christians. The emperors and patriarchs of the east resisted such claims.¨