Byzantium and Rome Comparison Essay by RightRiters

Byzantium and Rome
A comparative analysis of the Byzantine and Roman empires.
# 22798 | 1,255 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper attempts to analyze why Byzantium survived and Rome fell during approximately the same time period. It evaluates whether the introduction of Christianity to Byzantium and the effort to gain allies as the city grew were two important factors to its success and whether the fall of Rome had to do with its territorial attitude and its lack of morals and values both on individual levels and group levels. The diversity that was included in the city of Byzantium as far as ethnic and cultural traditions went also contributed to the support the city initially received. It concludes that all of these factors combined are what allowed Byzantium to survive as the Roman empire fell.

From the Paper:

"When Rome became overcrowded, making it difficult for import and export transports as well as other issues many people moved to outlying areas, but wanted to stay within the familiar confines of what they were used to. The answer was easily found in Byzantium. A new and exciting area that had the foundational building blocks of successful Rome, but also the ability to correct Rome's pitfalls and problems was found for those who moved to Byzantium. The imperial government was centralized and ordered. From the church and emperor to the peasant, ceremonies created a sense of order and stability for the members of Byzantine society."

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