Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora - II: The Reforms of Justinian - Extra History Justinian wanted to restore the glory of Rome, but many obstacles stood in his way. He brought on talented advisors to help him reform the tax system, the law code, and the military might of the empire. With them he made great strides, but these advisors had very human flaws. His tax collector, John the Cappadocian, centralized tax collection and crushed corru
Roman Empire Timeline: I kept finding my kids getting confused about the Roman Empire, the split of the Empire, and the Byzantine Empire. So I made this timeline and map worksheet to help them. Download available at: http://www.sharemylesson.com/teaching-resource/Rome-Byzantine-Timeline-and-Map-50027280/requestAction/add/
Santa Maria in Trastevere.is one of Rome's oldest churches and believed to be the first church in Rome dedicated to the Virgen Mary. It originally dates from the late third to early fourth century but was rebuilt in the twelfth century. The church is famous for a Byzantine mosaic behind the altar and a number of 13th century mosaics. The piazza has a beautiful octagonal fountain.