the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire in a.d. 476.
the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East, esp after the deposition of the last emperor in Rome (476 ad). It was finally extinguished by the fall of Constantinople, its capital, in 1453 See also Eastern Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire [(biz-uhn-teen, biz-uhn-teyen, bizan-tin)]
Note: The word byzantine is often applied to a group of intricately connected and rigidly applied regulations or traditions, or to a complex bureaucracy that insists on formal requirements.
Note: Constantinople is called Istanbul today.
Greek rite. the rite of the Greek Orthodox Church and of certain Uniat churches, observed in the Greek language.
caesaropapism, especially before the Great Schism of 1054. Historical Examples Catholic World, Vol. XIII, April to September, 1871 Various
an authority on or student of Byzantine history and culture.
an ancient Greek city on the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara: Constantine I rebuilt it and renamed it Constantinople a.d. Contemporary Examples This Week’s Hot Reads: July 29, 2013 Jessica Ferri, Damaris Colhoun July 28, 2013 David Mamet’s Right Turn David Frum May 8, 2012 This Week’s Hot Reads: July 29, 2013 Jessica Ferri, […]