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The Byzantine empire was a continuation of the older Roman empire in the East but it was gradually transformed to a different political entity. Meaning: The original Roman empire had a formal language of Roman, as expected while Byzantine was Greek-speaking They have primarily inherited the roman law system from their Roman empire. They considered ...


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You are right, the name Hellenes means “pagans” in the New Testament, and was consequently abandoned by Greek Christians, who preferred to call themselves “Romans”. The term Hellene was revived by the Greek philosopher Giorgios Gemistos Plethon in the 15th century as part of his endeavour to replace Christianity by the “Religion of the Hellenes”. It was ...


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We Greeks are Romans, and us Romans are Greek. Till this very day all Greek folk songs of old use the term Romaios ie. Roman and not Greek, the term Greek took on a religious pagan meaning and was abandoned for over 1000 years. Ethnically we consider Old Rome as just another greek city state. You will find detailed eplanations and history in this site ...



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