Antonine Plague spreads trough Rome
End of the Pax Romana
Diocletian divides the empire
Constantine legalizes Christianity
Visigoths sack Rome
Vandals sack Rome
Fall of the Western Roman Empire
There was no power to fill the void and it became chaotic
Why was the fall of the western Roman Empire more severe than the eastern Roman Empire?
Higher level of civilization, fewer nomadic invasions, prosperous commerce, stronger military, and geography
Reasons for survival of the Eastern Roman Empire.
Constantine established the Eastern capital here, or Constantinople
Roads, taxation, military structure, court system, law codes, and Christianity
The Roman ideas that the Byzantine Empire continued to use.
The Byzantine Empire was more this than Roman.
The Byzantine Empire people called themselves these.
German culture or infiltration
The Byzantine people did not want this.
German or barbarian customs
The Byzantine people forbid these.
Boots, pants, or clothing made of animal skins
The Byzantine people could not wear these.
The Byzantine people could not have this.