where the Black Sea flows into the straits of the Bosporus across from Asia Minor
Describe where they built the village Byzantium?
Aegean & Mediterranean Seas
Where could the Athenians sail west to trade with the Greeks, Romans, and North Africans?
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?
What did the Roman emperor change the name of the city & it became one of the greatest cities in the world?
it was far away from the wars & invasions among the barbarians in other parts of Europe
Why was Constantine's new city so secure?
What's the name Romans gave to nomadic people who did not have the same culture as Rome & did not speak Latin or Greek?
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?
the Greens & the Blues
What are the sports clubs that almost everyone in Constantinople belonged to?
repaired the city walls
The Greens & the Blues played games, but they also guarded the city & _______?
high taxes; they looted & burned much of the city
What was the cause of the Nika Riots, and what did the club members do?
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?
What is a large open-air stadium that Belisarius attacked the Blues & the Greens as they were holding a meeting?
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?
What was the most famous structure that Justinian built at this time & the church still stands today?