capital to be in a safer part of the empire. The western part of the empire wasbecoming populated more and more by tribes who were less "Roman" than theinhabitants of the eastern part of the empire and so an eastern location waspreferable. Finally, the eastern part of the empire was wealthier and locating thecapital there would allow better administration and military protection of the bestpart of the empire.
Summarize Rome’s decline.
The split into an eastern and western empire governed by separateemperors caused Rome to fall. The eastern half became the Byzantine Empire,with its capital at Constantinople (modern Istanbul). The western half remainedcentered in Italy. Many say the Fall of Rome was an ongoing process, lastingmore than a century. Since Rome still exists, it is argued that it never fell. Someprefer to say that Rome adapted rather than fell.
6. What role did women play in the early Church? Why did the role change?
In the early days of Christianity shortly after Jesus death, women had anactive role in his arrangement of things, after which women played a significantpart in spreading Christianity. Along with men, they preached to others about
God’s Kingdom and did things related to that work.
What seems to happen withinthe first few centuries is that whatever limited activities women might have had inthe beginning begins to get curtailed as you have the development of a hierarchyof clergy members with bishops, presbyters and deacons, and it's pretty firmlyestablished that women should not be either bishops or priests. Many churchfathers write about this. So women tend to get excluded from those functions,