The New Rome: The Early Roman Empire

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During the early Roman Empire period in 330 A.D. Constantine the Great became the first emperor of the Roman Empire. He relocated Rome's capital to the far east of Byzantine. He also renamed it Constantinople which was named after him. Many people called it the New Rome. Constantine gave the city a new political status of power.
Byzantium’s studied from Greek and Roman culture to keep their government organized. Not knowing their empire was on a decline they were forced to divide it into Eastern and Western halves. With the empire divided the eastern region was under control by Emperor Theodosius. Which led the western region to diminish and Christianity became the official religion.
Their artistic traditions extended throughout the empire.

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