The Art of the Byzantine Empire
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Eighth graders describe, analyze, and evaluate the history of the Byzantine Empire and Russia from about 300 to 1000 A.D. They emphasis the preservation of Greek and Roman traditions. Students analyze the Byzantine art and architecture.
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The Influence of The Byzantine Empire on Russia and Eastern Europe
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