Constantinople consumed grain from Egypt. Constantinople relied on resources from outside the city for its survival. Constantinople was also a center of trade.
Emperor Justinian uncle rose to become a great general and then Emperor.Justinians uncle educated him.He proved to be a powerful and effective leader.He also started a ambitious construction program.
Constaninople reflected everything that was glorious about ancient rome.Many residents lived in poor conditions.They relide on goverment handouts of bread.
All of Justinians advisors, the most influential was his wife.Justinian also worked to settle the differences of opinion that divided the early church.
The eastern Roman Empire became know as the Byzantine Empire because its capital was built on the old greek town of Byzantine.The Byzantine Empire Is known As only Byzantine.Byzantine emperor constantine had transformed into grand rome.He named the city Constantinople.