In this discussion, you role-play the part of a fictional emperor of the Roman Empire (Western or Eastern) in the 5th Century CE in order to discuss the role of Christianity and the division of the empire in your empire’s fate.
To be successful with this discussion, you should consider the lecture material on the Romans — especially the Byzantine Empire.
Step A: Assume the role of a (fictional) Western or Eastern Roman emperor:

What factors led to the collapse or survival of your empire? Be specific.
What role did your culture and society play in the collapse or survival?
What role did Christianity play in the outcome of your empire?

Step B: Explain these answers using historical evidence to support your position.