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  • The Byzantine Empire is located in Constantinople which is now known as Istanbul, Turkey.
  • People would trade wool, meat, cloth, oil, fish, and much more.
  • Bosporus was important because it provides a water way to Rome. Bosporus was a Strait connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara.
  • The Byzantine Empire is the New Rome because it is the new capital.
  • Byzantine became so wealthy because the capital was right at the trading point.
  • Constantine was  popular because he was the first Christian Emperor. He also created the city Constantinople, which is now Istanbul. 
  • Constantine was popular.
  • The two most popular emperors were Justinian and Constantine.
  • Justinian was popular but did not have many fans.
  • Justinian was best known for his laws. He also put effort to regain lost land of the Western Roman Empire.
  • Justinian's code is a uniform of laws. It keeps everything in the empire in order. 
  • Theodora was important because she helped out Justinian, she gave women more rights, and she helped advance the empire.
  • Justinian's code was given presidency over any local law.
  • An icon is a paining of a holy figure. Also used as an aid to devotion.
  • After the Roman Empire fell they have kept Greek and Roman culture alive for thousands of years in the Byzantine Empire.
  • The fall of the Byzantine Empire was caused by Seljuk Turks. They kept fighting for about 100 years and they just took over power.
  • The loss of free peasants to serfdom caused a severe loss in tax revenue and hurt the military to the point that the emperor needed to pay others to protect his kingdom.
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