Aim: Was the Byzantine Empire more alike or different from Rome?. Do Now: Are you more alike or different from your parents? Why do you think that is?. NY State Standards 2, 3 Common Core RS 6, 9, WS 1. I Rome Wasn’t Dead Yet!.
Do Now: Are you more alike or different from your parents? Why do you think that is?
NY State Standards 2, 3
Common Core RS 6, 9, WS 1
Constantinople’s former name was Byzantium. Today, it is the city of Istanbul in modern day Turkey.
B) Constantinople was located on the Bosphorus, a strait that links the Black and Mediterranean Seas. *It also links Europe and Asia!
C) Like the Circus Maximus in Rome, Constantinople had a famous arena for horse racing… the Hippodrome.
“The maxims of laws are these: to live honestly, to hurt no one, to give everyone his due.” –The Justinian Code
B) He built the Hagia Sophia Church“Holy Wisdom” in 537 CE. The interior dome is covered in gold. “O Solomon I have surpassed you!”
When Constantinople was captured by the Ottoman Turks, the Hagia Sophia was converted to a mosque. Today it is a museum.
Hagia Rome? Sophia
C) She helped create reforms to help womenincluding the banning of killing unwanted babies, and giving women property rights in divorces.
Theodora's father was the bear keeper at the Hippodrome. Theodora began her career first as an actress, which was considered to be a disgraceful profession.
A) Because Christianity had been made the official religion of the Roman Empire under Constantine, the Byzantine Empire was also Christian. However, there were several differences.