Theodora, Justinian's wife, is an important person in Justinian's rule.
It was part of Justinian's code of law.
Theodora had great influence on the empire . She had Justinian pass laws that gave woman more rights.
Some laws passed in Justinian's Code are, anyone is allowed to marry by parental consent. Another one is the man controls all his descendants unless it is his daughter's child, then it is the husband's control.
Murder is punished by banishment, stealing is not a crime however, although the thief can be sued.
The Byzantine's were able to keep Roman and Greek culture alive for thousands of years by
Icons are sacred monuments of Saints and Me, Jesus Christ.
adapting the architecture used by Western Rome, adapting Roman law, however slightly changing it.
The Byzantine's also adapted Greek sciences.
Toward the 13th century, the Byzantines having financial problems. They needed help from the west for the threat from the Ottomans
Some outside factors are the invasions of the Ottomans. Eventually the Ottomans took Constantinople, and Byzantine Empire fell.
Well that is the Byzantine Empire in a Nutshell. Jesus out