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Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίωνa Imperium RomanumTimeline: Knightfall
OTL equivalent: Byzantine Empire
|Official languages||Latin (before 620)
Greek (after 620)
|Government||Autocratic Absolute Monarchy|
|-||Emperor||Constantine the Great (330–337)|
The Byzantine Empire, sometimes known as the Eastern Roman Empire, was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the eastern half of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Its capital city was Constantinople , originally founded as Byzantium. It survived the 5th century fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire and continued to exist for an additional thousand years until it fell to the Mongols in 1242. During most of its existence, the empire was the most powerful economic, cultural, and military force in Europe. Both "Byzantine Empire" and "Eastern Roman Empire" are historiographical terms created after the end of the realm; its citizens continued to refer to their empire as the Roman Empire (Ancient Greek: Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων, tr. Basileia Rhōmaiōn;Latin: Imperium Romanum), or Romania (Ῥωμανία), and to themselves as "Romans".