The Empire is also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, although this name is more commonly used when referring to the time before the fall of the Western Roman Empire. During much of its history it was known to many of its Western contemporaries as the Empire of the Greeks because of the dominance of Greek language, culture and population. ... There is no consensus on exactly when the Byzantine period of Roman history began. Many consider Emperor Constantine I (reigned AD 306–337) to be the first "Byzantine Emperor". It was he who moved the imperial capital in 330 from Rome to Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople, or Nova Roma ("New Rome"). ... In any case, the changeover was gradual and by 330, when Constantine inaugurated his new capital, the process of Hellenization and increasing Christianization was already under way.
The Empire is generally considered to have ended after the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453...
The Byzantine Empire preserved literary works and scientific knowledge of ancient Rome, Greece, and many other cultures.
I lost eight centuries once, missed most of the Byzantine Empire.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
The Arabic influence came from the Arabs in Spain, the Greek influence from Greece and the Byzantine Empire.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
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Malcolm Gladwell -- Outliers
After the Romans came the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic states, the trade empires of Italian city-states, and the Ottoman Empire, which did not disappear until the twentieth century, when the powerful nations of the European continent contrived to defeat and divide it.