Talk:Byzantine Empire

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Anybody working on this? I'd liked to get involved in expanding it. BetsyNewson 12:04, 9 August 2008 (EDT)

There is at least one serious error in this page.

The statement: "First split into an Eastern and Western divisions by Constantine in the 300s A.D." is just wrong. the Empire was first split by Diocletian in 293.

BetsyNewson 12:24, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

Nobody answered so I've started to sort it out myself.BetsyNewson 09:20, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

Anybody mind if I rewrite the 'Survival' passage: it's somewhat inaccurate as it stands.LuckyA 08:02, 1 March 2010 (EST)

There was no such thing as the Byzantine Empire. It was officially the Eastern Roman Empire, after the western capital fell; it was not the end of the whole empire. To say it is the Byzantine is to refer to its heritage, like to call Italians, Latins. But they continued as the Roman Empire and were known and called themselves mostly the Roman Empire, and the emperor was the Roman emperor. Only sometimes are they called Byzantines. Oklahomans are also called Sooners, but it is not the name of the state!

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