Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Word to the Wise

476 AD The fall of 
the Roman Empire ? 

    Once upon a time...
    Beginning with the mythic Romulus who along with his brother Remus were said to have founded the city of Rome. 
The city of Rome had achieved a grandeur befitting the capital of an empire dominating the whole of the Mediterranean. 

   It was, at the time, the largest city in the world. In 330 AD, Constantine I established as capital of the empire, and named Constantinople. 
   At this time, part of the Roman aristocratic class moved to the new centre. The vast empire constantly attacked by many enemies on all sides. 
    Temporarily lost territories and after a while by continuous wars regain the lost territories. 

   What happened in 476 AD compared to the huge size (Portugal, Spain, France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, part of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and part of Iran) of the empire were insignificant. 
   A small part of the empire which included Rome lost, which later was taken back by Emperor Justinian.... Emperor of an unnamed Empire..

   Here would end my story, if I was not discovering that the same year and the same period there was that empire without a name ..

   This unnamed Empire (by historians) after one thousand years, acquired thanks to the German historian Hieronymous Wolf (1577) the name "Byzantine Empire"
   Thanks Hieronymous !!!!!

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