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JustinianHe ruled Byzantine empire from 1 August 522 to 14 November 585, about 38 years, and he also wanted to restore the old Roman Empire.

who is he ?

the law of nature is that law which nature teaches to all animals, for this law does not belong exclusively to the human race, but belongs to all animals, wether of the eart, the air, or the water. ---Justinian

the map he conquests

Justinian's code

During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. One of the most important figures of late antiquity and possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language consulatu Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Later Roman empire.

Hagia Sophia was beautifully decorated with mosaics within the centuries during Byzantine period. These mosaics depicted Virgin Mary, Jesus, saints and emperors or empresses. The history of the earliest mosaics is unknown as many of them were destroyed or covered during Iconoclasm.

Hagia sofia and mosaic art

when he was ruling, womens rights in BZ, and there is a creation of and advanced alphabet called Cyrillic curiting.

Justinian was following in the footsteps of Constantine, the Roman emperor who converted to Christianity and elevated it to the level of a state religion. Justinian wanted to realize Constantine's vision of a united Christian empire. Yet Justinian was not content to unify his empire by force of arms.


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