Justinian I


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Jus·tin·i·an I

 (jŭ-stĭn′ē-ən) Originally Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus. ad 483-565.
Byzantine emperor (527-565) who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians and reconquered former Roman territories in Africa, Italy, and Spain. He ruled jointly with his wife, Theodora.

Justinian I

(dʒʌˈstɪnɪən)
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(Biography) called the Great; Latin name Flavius Anicius Justinianus. 483–565 ad, Byzantine emperor (527–565). He recovered North Africa, SE Spain, and Italy, largely owing to the brilliance of generals such as Belisarius. He sponsored the Justinian Code

Jus•tin•i•an I

(dʒʌˈstɪn i ən)
n.
(Flavius Anicius Justinianus) ( “Justinian the Great” ) A.D. 483–565, Byzantine emperor 527–565.
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Noun1.Justinian I - Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the PersiansJustinian I - Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565)
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The lecture will discuss Byzantine mosaics of the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD).
That was most evident in the 532 AD Nika revolt, the most violent in Constantinople's history, when the then dominant Blues and Greens rioted for a week, destroyed much of the city, sacked the Hagia Sophia, and almost succeeded in forcing the Byzantine emperor Justinian I to vacate his throne.