This is a strait it is water that divides land and goes out into the ocean. It was important to keep people from coming in and attacking them. The Byzantine empire was wealthy because of all the trade that they did.
The most popular leader was Emperor Justinian. He gave woman more rights than what the woman usually had .
Justinian had his code because they were some laws that made the empire better. Justinian's code was very important because they were laws that Justinian had for the empire.
Theodora was born in a lower class family. Her father worked as a bear trainer.When she gre up she became a actress. She influenced Justinian by telling him what is a good law and bad law. Like when Theodora told Justinian to give woman more rights.
The language that they spoke was Latin and Greek. The purpose of the Hagia Sophia was that it was a church and a monument to the Byzantine empire.