Check Your Understanding Questions
What relationship did Germanic peoples have with the Roman state?
Why was Constantinople an ideal location for a new Roman capital city?
Did Rome really “fall” in the fifth century CE? Why or why not?
What made the period of Late Antiquity different from that of the ancient world?
What similarities did Aksum and Himyar share in Late Antiquity?
What characteristics made Aksum and Himyar powerful states in East Africa and Arabia, respectively?
What were the clearest influences on the development and decline of the Kushan Empire?