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  • noun Plural form of Byzantine.


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  • "The Byzantines were the teachers of the Slavs, as the Romans were of the Germans."

    Early European History

  • Another evidence of the few religious needs of the Byzantines is the absence of any religious drama such as developed among the people of the West during the Middle Ages.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Byzantines, which is the source of their mutual antipathies, is what explains their separation from Constantinople and their erection into so many autonomous Churches.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • In his Introduction (p. 22) to the Assemblies of Al-Hariri Chenery says, "This prosperity had now passed away, for God had brought the people of Rum (so the Arabs call the Byzantines, whom Abú Zayd here confounds with the Franks) on the land," etc.

    Arabian nights. English

  • And therefore laying their heads together, they promised to the king by secret mediatours, a mighty masse of money of a coyne called Byzantines: and that further they would yeerely pay a great tribute, vpon condition that ceasing to besiege and inuade their city, he would spare their liues.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 08 Asia, Part I

  • Through my policy, which he arraigns, instead of the Thebans invading this country with Philip, as all expected, they joined our ranks and prevented him; —instead of the war being in Attica, it took place seven hundred furlongs from the city on the confines of Bœotia; —instead of corsair issuing from Eubœa to plunder us, Attica was in peace on the coast-side during the whole war; —instead of Philip being master of the Hellespont by taking Byzantium, the Byzantines were our auxiliaries against him Does this computation of services, think you, resemble the casting of accounts?

    III. On the Crown

  • "Byzantines", the shortened name of Byzantium, a small cattle town that became the foundation of the great city of Constantinople, now Istanbul.

    Audiophile Audition Headlines

  • The only genuine heroic epic of the Byzantines is the "Digenis

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • There was a “mandarin class”, but that was only looked down on by the westerners because of how absurdly ahead of them the Byzantines were for much of history in terms of economic/infrastructure development. fostert says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Collapse of Latvia

  • He pretty much had to ignore the Byzantines to come up with his moral degeneration argument in the West, so he wrote out the East by fiat, he just declared them moral degenerates.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ever-Closer Union


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