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15 Byzantium 022211

15 Byzantium 022211 - Byzantium Creativity Holding On What...

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Byzantium Creativity  Holding On
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What is Rome? Rome is a city, area, and  empire Concept associated with  laws, and way of life Comparable to concept  of Zion Constantinople  considered the “New  Rome (Nova Roma)”
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Building of Constantinople Site selected by Constantine Triangular peninsula on European shore
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Constantinople’s Walls
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Constantinople was a Roman City • Major building  • Major roads  • Major water needs
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Constantinople was a Roman City Name comes from Greek name  of village on the previous site  of Constantino ple “Byzantine” politics    Complicated    Evil or devious Mother kills emperor son Brother kills brother at high   mass on Christmas Brother allows invaders into the  city to dethrone bother
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Justinian
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Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Interior The dome [of Hagia Sophia] is  a work admirable and  terrifying...seeming not to rest  on the masonry below it, but to  be suspended by a chain of gold  from the height of the sky.
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