Justinian’s Empire at its greatest expanse, around AD 560

This is a jump page for the art­icles cov­er­ing the Empire at the times of Justini­an I, Flavi­us Pet­rus Sab­ba­ti­us Iustini­anus Augus­tus, c. 482 – 14 Novem­ber 565), tra­di­tion­ally known as Justini­an the Great and also Saint Justini­an the Great in the East­ern Ortho­dox Church. Do not miss Orson Welles as Justini­an in the movie – see bot­tom!

Justini­an by Ant­oine Hel­bert

I. THE GOTHIC WARS

II. THEODORA

III. PROCOPIUS AND THE SECRET HISTORY

IV: THE END OF THE LEGIONS (socio-eco­nom­ic reas­ons for the decline)

V. CLOVISTHE RISE OF THE FRANKS

Tip: Realm of His­tory, a page with gor­geous recon­struc­ted pics of Con­stantinople.

Movie on You­Tube: The big 1968 Ger­man pro­duc­tion KAMPF UM ROM (“The Last Roman”), star­ring Laurence Har­vey, Orson Welles, Sylvia Kos­cina, Hon­or Black­man, Robert Hoff­mann and Lang Jef­fries; parts I and II with Eng­lisch Sub­titles; from Felix Dahn’s nov­el “A Struggle for Rome”.

Part I

Part II

Tintor­etto – The Fall of Con­stantinople

(© John Vin­cent Pal­at­ine 2015/19)

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