Why The Byzantines Spoke Greek Instead of Latin

Why The Byzantines Spoke Greek Instead of Latin

In this video, we explain why the Byzantine Empire spoke Greek instead of Latin, despite being Romans.

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The Pyre
Teller of The Tales

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