All Ancient History: Rome Resources
Example Question #1 : Byzantine Rule
In which year did Constantinople become the capital city of the Roman Empire?
The capital city of the Roman Empire was officially moved from Rome to the ancient Greek city of Byzantium in 330 CE.
The city was renamed to Constantinople in honor of emperor Constantine I (the Great).
Example Question #2 : Byzantine Rule
In 293 CE, under the power of Diocletian, what system of administration was created to increase security measures and decentralize power?
The correct answer is "tetrarchy." A tetrarchy is a form of government that is split between four different heads of government. The key here is the concept of decentralizing power. The other forms of government put the power in one person's hands, unlike a tetrarchy. This move by Diocletian ended the crisis of the third century.