Eastern Empire

Eastern Empire: see Roman Empire under Rome; Byzantine Empire.

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  • MIDDLE EASTERN EMPIRES - From around 2000 BC, rival peoples in the Middle East fought to either conquer or defend land. Some, like the BABYLONIANS and ASSYRIANS, were based in
  • Rufinus - Rufinus Rufinus , d. 395, Roman statesman, minister of Theodosius I and Arcadius. After ...
  • Belisarius - Belisarius Belisarius , c.505–565, Byzantine general under Justinian I. After helping to ...
  • Valens - Valens Valens , c.328–378, Roman emperor of the East (364–78). Brother and coregent of ...
  • BYZANTINE EMPIRE - In AD 324 the emperor Constantine reunited the Roman Empire. By then Rome was too difficult to defend against barbarian attacks, so he moved his capit

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