Eastern Roman/Byzantine

The period of history which follows the split of the Roman Empire between eastern and western halves shortly followed by the collapse of the western empire. Lasting from approximately the 5th century AD until the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453 A.D., this era is also known as Byzantine, named after the precursor Greek town upon which Constantinople was built " Byzantion" in Greek or Byzantium in Latin. An interesting and distinct time in which the legacy of Rome continues through the Medieval era.