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6th grade History Chapter 11

4 years

How long did it take Tribonia to finish the code (law)?

Aegean & Mediterranean Seas

Where could the Athenians sail west to trade with the Greeks, Romans, and North Africans?


What's the name Romans gave to nomadic people who did not have the same culture as Rome & did not speak Latin or Greek?

Black Sea

To trade with Asia, people could also travel around the _____?

Christian clergy

Constantine gave ______ the same benefits that were enjoyed by pagan priests.

Christian holidays & churches

What did Constantine legalize?


What did Constantine use as a unifying force within his kingdom?

a circus performer

What was Theodora before she married the emperor?


Who's the Roman emperor that found the village of Byzantium, and he rebuilt the city?


What did the Roman emperor change the name of the city & it became one of the greatest cities in the world?

Corpus Juris Civilis OR The Body of Civil Law

What was the new, much shorter law code called?

Egypt, Carthage, and Italy

What places did General Belisarius conquer?

General Belisarius

Who was sent to re-conquer the western provinces?

Greek colonists

Who built the village of Byzantium and they are from Athens?

a Greek cross

What was the church built in the form of?

the Greens & the Blues

What are the sports clubs that almost everyone in Constantinople belonged to?

Haggia Sophia

What was the most famous structure that Justinian built at this time & the church still stands today?


Byzantium was a good location for trade because they had a _______ north of the village?

He made Constantinople more beautiful. He built churches, government buildings, public baths & aqueducts.

How did Justinian take advantage of the destruction after the Nika Riots?

high taxes; they looted & burned much of the city

What was the cause of the Nika Riots, and what did the club members do?


What is a large open-air stadium that Belisarius attacked the Blues & the Greens as they were holding a meeting?

His wife Theodora wanted to die an empress rather than run; He stayed with her.

Why did Justinian not run for his life during the Nika Riots?

India & China

Where did people travel across land to sell spices & silk?

it's safe & a good place for trading

Why do you think the Athenians moved from Athens to Byzantium?

it was far away from the wars & invasions among the barbarians in other parts of Europe

Why was Constantine's new city so secure?

Justinian I

Who was the first great emperor of Byzantium that ruled from 527-565?


What did the Ottoman Turks add, that is four surrounding towers in 1453?


What were many of the pictures in the churches, which are pictures made of small stones or pieces of glass set in mortar?


What did Constantine outlaw?

repaired the city walls

The Greens & the Blues played games, but they also guarded the city & _______?


What did the Greens & the Blues do when they disagreed with the government?

Roman empire prospers

What did Justinian believe that could happen through a good system of law?

Topography: has an inland plateau formed by the Taurus & Pontic mountain ranges.
Natural Resources: Large mineral deposits & Oil.

Describe the topography and natural resources of Turkey?


Who did Justinian hire to simplify the law? (he's a member of the court)


Who are the barbarian people that ruled the city of Carthage?

We know a lot about the Roman law. Some modern countries base their legal system on the law code.

Describe some lasting effects of Tribonia's work?

where the Black Sea flows into the straits of the Bosporus across from Asia Minor

Describe where they built the village Byzantium?

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