Byzantine Empire

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Map of the changes in borders of the Byzantine Empire
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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪzəntiːn ˈɛmpaɪə(ɹ)/

Proper noun[edit]

the Byzantine Empire

  1. (historical) The predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages with its capital city being Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), originally known as Byzantium, which fell in 1453.
    Synonyms: Byzantium, Eastern Roman Empire, Rum, Romania
    Coordinate terms: Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Western Roman Empire