Greece Separation from Rome
Source: The Library of Congress Country Studies
Two crises between AD 330 and 518 helped shape the Greek part of the empire. The first was the invasion by barbarian Huns, Visigoths, and Ostrogoths in the fifth century. Constantinople averted the fate of Rome, which fell to similar onslaughts, by a combination of skillful bribery and a strong army. Thus, as the West was carved into minor kingdoms, the East remained largely intact, and the balance of power in the former Roman Empire moved conclusively to the East.
A BETTER TREATMENT OF ROMAN HISTORY CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROMANITY.ORG
Data as of December 1994
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