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
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.

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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