Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Empire

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  • Government
  • Law
  • Justinian's code of laws
  • Language
  • Χαίρετε. Ειμαι καλος. Και εσύ?
  • Χαίρετε. Πώς είσαι;
  • The Byzantine empire government is run only by the emperor. At this time, Emperor Justinian rules with his wife, Theodora. Theodora encourages him to make women's rights, and to stay with his empire, and not to desert it.
  • Architecture  
  • The laws of the Byzantine Empire are a written record of laws, and they are called Justinian's code of laws. Emperor Justinian hired someone to take all of the laws and put them in a few books, so to make them easier to understand.  This was no easy feat, seeing how there were thousands of books, and they were transferred to just a few.
  • Engineering and construction
  • The language during the rein of Emperor Justinian was Greek, because many spoke it.  The language originated from Latin. 
  • Christianity
  • Byzantine Empire architecture is based off of roman architecture, which mainly consists of arches and domed ceilings. In the rein of Emperor Justinian, he built the Hagia Sophia, which is the largest building off that time period. 
  • The engineering and construction of the Byzantine Empire was truly amazing. The arches and domes and aqueducts were built to stand, night or day, rain or snow or sun.
  • Christianity is the religion of the Byzantine Empire, especially during Emperor Justinian's rule. This fact also comes into play with the construction of the Hagia Sophia, built by Emperor Justinian. 
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