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Some of you unaware passerby's might ask yourselves, "What are Byzantines?" The answer is as follows.

The Byzantine Empire was first born when the Roman throne split in two, the Byzantines placed their capital as Constantinople. Constantinople's position was perfect for sea trade causing the Empire's economy to thrive even through the fall of their western counterpart. The Byzantines had a very successful civilization, their armies being the best in the land, their architecture of unheard of quality, and their unsurpassed trade, all of the attributes made the Byzantines one of the most powerful empire's the world had ever known....for a time. Due to treachery, backstabbing, and internal strife the Empire was on the brink of collapse. If that wasn't enough, Sultan Mehmed II of Turkey was conquering Byzantine cities, and at last he set his eyes on Constantinople, but conquering it would be another matter, with it's thick walls, strong men, and extensive food stores the Turks had picked a difficult target. But the Byzantines were outnumbered and outgunned by the Turks newest weapons, cannons.
Mehmed said that he would spare the Emperor if he surrendered the city, Emperor Constantine XI responded, "To surrender the city is beyond my authority and anyone else who lives in it, for all of us, out of mutual decision, shall die out of free will without sparring our lives." The Byzantines held firm, but in the end the Turkish cannons broke through the defenses. "The city is lost and I am still alive." was the last recorded words of Constantine, before he ripped off his symbols of office and charged to his death with the last of his men. The Turks went through the city, murdering, looting, and burning anything in their path. The old were killed, (for they had little work left in them) and the women and children enslaved. All that is left of the Byzantines is the Orthodox Church.

What might you ask, is the purpose of this group? To keep the memory of their sacrifices alive.

Remember.

That is what I ask of you passerby, remember the Byzantines.

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How the Byzantines peaceful nature was turned into a tactical asset. And how the Rus became allies of the Eastern Roman Empire.

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A tale of the last true heir of a dying Empire, and a quote from LOTR.

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rebus16
rebus16 Jul 25 2014, 4:36pm says:

Greetings, may I join the glorious Basileia Rhomaion?

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templarnordbyzantine Jul 29 2014, 6:12pm replied:

Indeed you may. :)

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Hraktuus Jun 17 2014, 6:48pm says:

I would like to join this group. Basileia ton Rhomaion is my favorite civilization.

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templarnordbyzantine May 27 2014, 8:35pm replied:

Hello to you as well.

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templarnordbyzantine May 5 2014, 8:12pm says:

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do_i_ob May 3 2014, 4:05am says:

May I join? I love me some Byzantine history.

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templarnordbyzantine May 5 2014, 5:38pm replied:

Sure you can.

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templarnordbyzantine Aug 2 2013, 9:05pm says:

I'm going to do a "Secrets of the Byzantines" news thing. I've already did part 1:Greek fire. I'm planning on three parts.

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