Justinian I was a Byzantine emperor from 527-565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's power by reconquering the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. 1 of the most important figures of late antiquity & possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the early Middle Ages. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time & domain.

Justinian’s Code- collection of Roman laws organized by the Byzantine emperor Justinian and later serving as a model for the Catholic Church and medieval monarchs

P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.

Justinian the Great, was Byzantine Emperor from 527 to During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the Empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.

Solidus of Justinian I (r. 527–565), 538–565  Byzantine; Minted in Constantinople  Gold

Solidus of Justinian I 527 – 565 Byzantine; Minted in Constantinople Gold Coins gold

Justinian I.  A roman emperor.  He closed all philosophy schools in 529 AD, as he perceived their pagan character as being at odds with the Christian faith. Justinian I is considered a saint by orthodox christians.

New evidence suggests the Black Death bacterium caused the Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries. The pandemic, named after the Byzantine emperor Justinian I (shown here), killed more than 100 million people.

The Empress Theodora, (c. 500 – 28 June 548), was empress of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the wife of Emperor Justinian I. Theodora is perhaps the most influential and powerful woman in the Roman Empire's history. Some sources even mention her as empress regnant with Justinian I as her co-regent.

Byzantine mosaic of Empress Theodora at the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy

St. Theodora (born: 500 AD?; died: 548 AD) - Married Justinian in about 523 AD  and in 527 AD Justinian I and Theodora took control of the empire. She participated in making Constantinople one of the world’s most sophisticated cities and promoted women’s rights. She had bridges, aqueducts, and churches built. She had laws passed that gave women more rights in divorce and property ownership.

died: 548 AD Empress Theodora was one of the most influential and powerful women in the Early Middle Ages. She was the wife of Emperor Justinian I and joint ruler of the Byzantine Empire

Justinian I (c. 482 – 14 November 565), traditionally known as Justinian the Great and also Saint Justinian in the Orthodox Church, was a Byzantine (East Roman) emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.

Justinian I (c. 482 – 14 November 565), traditionally known as Justinian the Great and also Saint Justinian in the Orthodox Church, was a Byzantine (East Roman) emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.

Anatolia and the Caucasus, 500–1000 A.D. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The "Antioch Chalice," first half of century, Byzantine, Silver, silver-gilt (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium

Wikipedia Long a center of Christian pilgrimage, pilgrims from all over the world seek Saidnaya for renewal of faith and for healing. Renowned for its faithfulness to Christianity, tradition holds that the Convent of Our Lady of Saidnaya was constructed by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I in 547 AD, after he had two visions of Mary, one that indicated where to build the church and the other outlining its design. Justinian dedicated the finished project to the feast of Mary's Nativity, and…

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St. Catherines Monastery in South Sinai, Egypt-The oldest continually operated library in the world, St. Catherines Monastery has been around since it was first built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, sometime around 564 AD. It currently holds over 3,000 religious and educational manuscripts and approximately 8,000 printed books, including first editions of Homer and Plato.

Catherine's Monastery - South Sinai, Egypt The oldest continually operated library in the world, St. Catherine's Monastery has been around since it was first built by the order of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, sometime around 564 AD

500-550 AD. Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis [Byzantine] Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragment of a Floor Mosaic with a Personification of Ktisis, Byzantine, Marble and glass

JUSTINIAN I the GREAT - Antioch Follis Authentic Ancient Byzantine Coin i66222

JUSTINIAN I the GREAT - Antioch Follis Authentic Ancient Byzantine Coin i66222

Rare Coins, Byzantine, Coin Collecting, Investing, Seals, Stamps

General Belisarius and Emperor Justinian I's Eastern Roman soldiers rallying for a counter attack- 6th century A.D in rainy Northern Italy

General Belisarius and Emperor Justinian I's Eastern Roman soldiers rallying for a counter attack- century A.D in rainy Northern Italy

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