East'ern Ro'man Em'pire

the eastern part of the Roman Empire, esp. after the division in a.d. 395, having its capital at Constantinople: survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire in a.d. 476. Also called Eastern Empire. Cf. Byzantine Empire.

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Eastern riteEastern shore
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