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  • Theodora was an important part of Justinian's rule because she encouraged him to fight back against rioters and not leave to live as nothing. This caused him to end up killing over 30,000 rioters.
  • Justinian's code was a collection of mainly ancient Roman laws. Many countries adopted this set of laws as there own because they used to be the laws of the most thriving empire in the world, Rome until it fell apart. Also, it was easy to use because it was all written in four books.
  • Corpus Juris Civilis
  • Icons are sacred images that are representing the saints.
  • The Byzantine empire preserved Roman and Greek ideas by using it in there culture and everyday lives. They designed their buildings from Greek and Roman designs. Also, Justinian wrote four books of laws based on Roman laws which helped preserve their way of government.
  • Owned by Byzantine empire
  • Justinians book of laws
  • Owned by Byzantine empire
  • Roman and Greek inventions and building techniques
  • Some problems within the Byzantine government that caused its decline were that other empires were slowly taking over parts of the land the Byzantines had and at the end, the empire was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
  • Outside forces that eventually lead to the Byzantine empire's decline were attackers/invaders who came at the city constantly such as the ottoman turks and the crusaders who sacked the capital constantinople.
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