Byzantine Empire Extras

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Supplements to your map, guided notes and activities for
Byzantium.
3, 2, 1 Questions pg 40
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3 things that lead to the fall of Rome.
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2 Famous Eastern Emperors
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1 New Capitol of the Eastern Empire.
Match the Emperor pg 40 Middle
of the page.
Emperor:
What they Did
1. Diocletian
I expanded the Byzantine Empire to
its largest size in 565 B.C.
2. Constantine
I divided the empire and kept the east
for myself.
3. Justinian
I moved the capitol from Rome to
Byzantium and then named the city
for me!
Bottom of Pg 40Istanbul is Constantinople?
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Listen to the song. Write down the
words that you hear that you recognize
from class.
Mini Worksheet: Byzantine Empire will
be glued with a flap over page 41
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Emperors:
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Diocletian- 300 ACE- split the Roman Empire into 2 parts
W- Maximian (Weak)
E- Diocletian (Strong)
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ConstantineReunited the empire moved capitol to the east.
Constantinople/Istanbul.
ByzantiumEastern part of Rome Expanded under Justinian
Church and state shared power in govt. based on the principals of
Christianity.
Mini Worksheet: Byzantine Empire
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JustinianRuled from 527-565 ACE
Justinian Code- Codified and clarified Roman and
Greek Laws for his diverse pop. Women had rights.
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Expanded his Empire!
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Built Hagia Sophia- combined politics and religion.
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Chief political advisor was Theodora, his wife.
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Theodora- Justinian's wife
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Controversial-Ruled along side of Justinian
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Actress- parents were barkeeper and acrobat. She
had a strong personality
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Fought for women’s rights.
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Died at age 50 from cancer (Justinian never
remarried.)
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Hagia Sophia Took over 12,000 workers to build
 Huge –Dome atop a rectangular base.
 Ornate- Wide use of Mosaics- Church of
the holy wisdom.”
 Built as Christian church; later became a
Mosques in Istanbul and now a
museum.
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Western Church Vs. Eastern Church: on the lined part of pg. 41
Topic:
Western Church
(Roman Catholic)
Eastern Church
(Eastern Orthodox)
1. Use of Icons
Used Icons to
teach Germanic
tribes about
Christianity.
No “Idol” Worship
2. Place of
Organization
ROME
CONSTANTINOPLE
3. Language used
in the Church
LATIN
GREEK
4. Priests and
Marriage
No Marriage
5. Role of the Pope Supreme Authority
on Earth. God’s
rep.
6. Communion
Bread
Unleavened bread
(Flat)
7. Divorce
No way
**(annulment)***
Marriage allowed.
Family Allowed.
On equal footing
with the Patriarch.
Leavened Bread
Allowed
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