I miss those rad Roman days. This empire is so boring.
What if I bring Rome to the Byzantine empire!?
Let's use Roman law!
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Emporer Justinian was an autocratic ruler of the Byzantine empire. He brought the empire into a golden age.
I like this religion, so everyone else should like it too.
Justinian wished to preserve Roman culture in the Byzantine empire.
Arts and architecture should be based off of Rome.
Emporer Justinian set up a team of scholars to create laws based on those of ancient Rome. These laws were called Justinian's Code. His code influenced Western Europe and continues to influence present-day law.
Let's bring Roman culture everywhere!
Justinian popularized the Orthodox Christian Church. Most arts were dedicated to it, and most of the Byzantine empire practiced the faith.
Rome heavily influenced Byzantine architecture. One popular example of Byzantine architecture is the Church of Hagia Sophia. Art usually contained mosaics or paintings of religious icons.
The Byzantine empire influenced Russia and other countries in Western Europe. They gave these countries their religion, written language, and government.