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Justinian Code
Civil laws that decided legal questions that regulated whole areas of Byzantine life. Marriage, slavery, property, inheritance, women's rights and crimes for example. Code served the empire for 900 years.
Hagia Sophia
Church that Justinian repaired. Means "Holy Wisdom". Most splendid church in the Christian world.
Patriarch
Leading Bishop of the East
Icon
Religious images
Iconoclast
Icon breakers
Excommunication
to outcast
Schism
to split apart
Cyrillic Alphabet
Alphabet for Slavic languages invented by Cyril and Methodius.
Constantinople
Constantine moves Roman Capital to the East. Names Capital after himself.
Justinian
Byzantine nobleman who claimed throne and Reunited divided empire and claimed Rome.
Empress Theodora
Most powerful woman in Byzantine History. Married to Justinian.
Hippodrome
Race Track
Rhetoric
The study of how to use spoken or written language effectively.
Belisarius
Justinian General who tried to overthrow Justinian.