Byzantine Cartoon Project 2

Byzantine Cartoon Project 2

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  • Why was Theodora an important part of Justinian's rule?
  • Theodora was Justinian's wife. She stood by Justinian's side, as his partner, and her intelligence helped to advance the Empire.
  • Justinian's code is the collections of laws and legal interpretations developed under the sponsorship of the Byzantine emperor Justinian. 
  • Explain Justinian's code. Why have so many countries used Justinian's code as the basis of their laws?
  • What are icons?
  • An icon is a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, and is used as an aid to love in the Byzantine and other Churches.
  • The Byzantine Empire preserved the Roman and Greek ideas for nearly thousands of years. It has preserved the culture until it was taken up in the west during the Renaissance.
  • How did the Byzantine Empire preserve Roman and Greek ideas?
  • What problems within the Byzantine Empire helped bring about its decline?
  • Some problems were that the Ottomans exposed the Byzantines as vassels in the late 14th century.
  • The outside forces that caused the empire to fall was because of Barbarian tribes. Rome had tangled with Germanic tribes for centuries, but by the 300's, the Barbarian groups, like the Goths, had invaded beyond the Empire's borders.
  • What outside forces helped cause the empire's eventual downfall?
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