The Byzantine Empire was a country in Southern Europe having its origins in Eastern Roman Empire. During the ages, the Empire declined because of Islam advance and was dissolved in 1453 by fall of its capital, Constantinople.

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Did the exile of the Platonic academy facilitate the foundation of the House of Wisdom?

According to wikipedia: ...The last Scholarch of the Academy was Damascius (d. 540). According to Agathias, its remaining members looked for protection under the rule of Sassanid king Khosrau I in ...