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Although we speak of the fall Rome the Roman Empire did not disappear from the map in 476 This dramatic phrase is short for a long and slow process of change from one life to another In fact an emperor still ruled the eastern Roman Empire that was later named the Byzantine Empire this would last for another 1000 years The Byzantine Empire began with the Roman emperor Constantine in 330 and ended in 1453 when Constantinople falls to the Turks He decided to construct his capital in a town called Byzantium later called Constantinople or the New Rome Which Is Constantines City Constantine had several reasons for building his capital there First it was easily defended since it was surrounded by water on three sides and it was crossroads of trade Secondly the hills allowed citizens to spot invading ships or armies far away Lastly it enabled them to control land routes used by merchants The Byzantine Empire was the new Rome because there were many similarities between the two cities in areas such as religion Both these civilization believed in Christianity even though they did things differently such as the priests of the Byzantine faith may marry or get a divorce depending on the situation Another similarity between the two is in the economy Both of these empires had once controlled import trade routes from sea and land which made them immensely rich The two empires also had identical governments Emperors who were an autocrat or a sole ruler with complete authorithy ruled them both In addition their codes of law were very similar The Byzantine emperor Justinian had ordered to collect revise and organize all the laws of ancient Rome The result was Corpus Juris Civilis Body of Civil Law popularly known as Justinians Code This massive collection included laws passed by Roman assemblies or decreed by Roman emperors as well as the legal writings of Roman judges and
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