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The Empires of Rome - Chapter Summary
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This chapter is designed to help you teach your students how to:
- Outline the establishment of Constantinople
- Explain why Constantinople fell and its history
- Detail the Roman Emperors after Constantine and the Justinian Code of Law
- Discuss the culture and timeline of the Byzantine Empire
- Differentiate between the religions of Rome and the Byzantine Empires
1. The Establishment of Constantinople
Constantinople may have existed before Constantine, but it was that emperor who made the city one of the most important in the world. From the 300s until today, Constantinople (now called Istanbul) has been the center of much trade and power.
2. The Fall of Constantinople: History & Explanation
The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 CE marked the final collapse of the Roman Empire. This lesson will provide the background, summary, and far-reaching impact of this historical conflict.
3. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine
This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.
4. The Byzantine Empire: History, Culture & Timeline
In this lesson, you'll learn about the historical and cultural timeline of the Byzantine Empire and a bit about its famous emperors, Constantine and Justinian, seeing just how this 'New Rome' was established.
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