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8 Quizlet Cards Byzantine Empire Sec. 3

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Constantinople
Lied on a eninsula ad was easily defended by three sides of water and the fourth side a huge wall guarded the city.
Justinian
Emperor of the Byzantine empire, he was a strong leader, controlled the military, made laws, and was supreme judge.
Theodora
Wife of Justinian who was a former actress and intelligent and helped Justinian make his decisions greatly during his reign.
Belisarius
A general who was ordered by Justinian to strengthen the Byzantine empire.
Tribonian
A group of scholars ordered by Justinian to reform the lawcode since the empire's laws were so difficult to understand.
Mosaics
Pictures made from many bits of colored gass or stone which is found in the Haga Sophia in Constantinople.
Byzantine women
Were not encouraged to lead independent lives and insrtead were expected to stay home and take care of her family.
saints
These Christian holy people are shown greatly in mosaics.
regent
A person is a person who stands in for a ruler who is too young otr too ill to govern.