This is a jump page for the articles covering the Roman Empire at the times of Justinian I, Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus Augustus, c. 482 – November 14, 565), traditionally known as Justinian the Great and also Saint Justinian the Great in the Eastern Orthodox Church.


Full Movie (with English Subtitles): The German 1968 production “The Last Roman” (Kampf um Rom) with Orson Welles as Justinian, Lawrence Harvey as Cethegus and Sylvia Koscina as Theodora on YouTube:

Part I (720p)

Part II (480p)


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

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. CLOVIS – THE RISE OF THE FRANKS

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

Tintoretto – The Fall of Constantinople

(© John Vincent Palatine 2015/19)

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