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Title: The Byzantine Empire


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The Byzantine Empire
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The Byzantine Empire
Questions and Titles
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The Byzantine Empire
Questions and Titles
What happened after the Fall of the Western
Empire?
  • After Diocletian divided the Empire the power
    shifted to the East.

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What happened after the Fall of the Western
Empire?
  • After Diocletian divided the Empire the power
    shifted to the East.

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The Byzantine Empire
Questions and Titles
What happened after the Fall of the Western
Empire?
  • After Diocletian divided the Empire the power
    shifted to the East.
  • Constantine became ruler of the Eastern Empire
  • He moved the capital of his government to Greek
    city called Byzantium
  • He renamed the capital Constantinople meaning
    the city of Constantine

Who ruled the Eastern Empire?
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Who ruled the Eastern Empire?
  • Constantine became ruler of the Eastern Empire
  • He moved the capital of his government to Greek
    city called Byzantium
  • He renamed the capital Constantinople meaning
    the city of Constantine

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The Byzantine Empire
Questions and Titles
What happened after the Fall of the Western
Empire?
  • After Diocletian divided the Empire the power
    shifted to the East.
  • Constantine became ruler of the Eastern Empire
  • He moved the capital of his government to Greek
    city called Byzantium
  • He renamed the capital Constantinople meaning
    the city of Constantine

Who ruled the Eastern Empire?
Why was the location of the capital important?
  • Excellent location for trade
  • Located near the Black Sea the Mediterranean
    Sea
  • Crossroad for trade between Asia and Europe
  • Easier for the army to defend

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Why was the location of the capital important?
  • Located near the Black Sea the Mediterranean
    Sea
  • Crossroad for trade between Asia and Europe
  • Easier for the army to defend

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The Byzantine Empire
Questions and Titles
What happened after the Fall of the Western
Empire?
  • After Diocletian divided the Empire the power
    shifted to the East.
  • Constantine became ruler of the Eastern Empire
  • He moved the capital of his government to Greek
    city called Byzantium
  • He renamed the capital Constantinople meaning
    the city of Constantine

Who ruled the Eastern Empire?
  • Located near the Black Sea the Mediterranean
    Sea
  • Crossroad for trade between Asia and Europe
  • Easier for the army to defend

Why was the location of the capital important?
  • He built palaces, government buildings,
    marketplaces and a stadium in the Eastern empire
  • He laid the foundation for the future Byzantine
    empire
  • He brought Christianity to the Roman Empire

Why is Constantine important?
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Why is Constantine important?
  • He built palaces, government buildings,
    marketplaces and a stadium in the Eastern empire
  • He laid the foundation for the future Byzantine
    empire
  • He brought Christianity to the Roman Empire
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