Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. — Alexis de Tocqueville

Justinian the Great

(Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus )

483–565
Civilization: Roman — Constantinope
   Field of Renown:  monarch — Emperor
Era:  Byzantine

Ruled Byzantine Empire for 40 years. Well known for legal reforms known as Code of Justinian.

We are here
We are here
We are here
We are here

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Soul of Justinian  in  A Child's Book of Warriors  by  William Canton
Justinian the Great  in  Famous Men of the Middle Ages  by  John H. Haaren
East-Goths and Lombards  in  The Story of the Middle Ages  by  Samuel B. Harding
Rise and Fall of Justinian's Empire  in  The Story of Europe  by  Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall

We are here
We are here
We are here
We are here

Image Links


Look again and yet again', said the angel
 in A Child's Book of Warriors

The court of Justinian the Great
 in Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Bust of the head of Justinian
Bust of the head of Justinian
 in Back Matter

The Emperor Justinian (From a mosaic in an ancient church at Ravenna)
 in European Hero Stories