Of course, I would object (as would most historians of the period in question) that there was a second Roman Empire, in continuity with the first, which endured for another millennium from the time of Justinian, about A.D. 500, to the reign of Constantine XI Palaeologus in 1453, when Sultan Mehmet II captured the city after an epic siege (told very entertainingly in the book 1453 by the popular historian Roger Crowley) involving a fantastically big cannon, the legendary Janissaries, and the renaming of the Christian capital by the Turk Istanbul.
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