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Center of the Greek and Roman Society, the Byzantine Empire Kept the Society Alive

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The Byzantine Empire occurred for nearly 1,125 years, and it’s one of the ultimate empires of all time. Many people have heard of the Byzantine Empire, but know only a little about the history. The Byzantine Empire became the center of a very alive civilization that sealed Greek and Roman societies while Western Europe fell into the horrible times. Even though, it became one with Rome, it continued some of Rome’s patterns, they established its own form of civilization, but does not mean it was its own separate state. The Empire protected Western Europe’s belongings until barbarism declined. Many people and historians believe that without Byzantium to protect it, Europe would have faced Islamic invaders and would have lost. Though the…show more content…
Little do people know that Byzantine got too rich for its own good that it topped Rome. Also, Byzantine had to come help the Romans or they would have been destroyed.
The Roman Empire produced so great that they had two capitals, one in Rome, and one in Constantinople. Barbarians attacked Rome, causing the failure of the Western Roman Empire. Constantinople saw itself kind of helping the Roman development up in the middle of the barbarians. But needless to say, they never saw themselves as the Byzantine Empire. However it does not mean that The Byzantine Empire was not a continuation of the Roman Empire. No matter what, they are part of the Roman Empire. In my opinion they have both helped each other out in ways they cannot even imagine.
Byzantine can be considered a separate state and a new one, but without the Roman Empire they would be nothing. Matter of fact, geographically, the Roman Empire was never a unit. So to the extent that Byzantine can be considered a separate, yes it can be. Byzantine has its own laws, culture, and region. Byzantine Empire had very different government structures. But at the end of the day, they still considered themselves Romans and practiced their laws. In my opinion, it’s better to be a part of the Roman Empire. Byzantium is the name given to both the state and the culture of the Eastern Roman Empire in the middle ages. To state, without Rome, technically Byzantine would have no
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