How was the Byzantine Empire able to survive so long, and what were its most important achievements?
The Byzantine Empire was a beneficiary of its geography. Constantinople's situation on the Golden Horn at the Straits of Bosporus meant that it was surrounded on three sides by water. The Straits themselves are very narrow, thus making them very easy to defend. On its land side, a tremendous wall protected the city. The wall was so wide that a team of horses pulling a chariot could be turned around on its surface. Those who...
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The word "Ortho" means staright. It never deviated from its path. It recieved beating but never bent. Recieved pressure but never caved.