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P: Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine empire was able to codify Roman law and therefore reduce legal confusion in the Byzantine empire. During his rule Emperor Justinian also attempted to recover Western territory, without much success.


Byzantine Gold Solidus Carthage Coin of Emperor Justinian I the Great, 527 AD

Byzantine Gold Solidus Carthage Coin of Emperor Justinian I the Great, 527 AD | From a unique collection of antique and modern historical memorabilia at


Justinian I was a Byzantine emperor from 527-565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the empire's power by reconquering the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire. 1 of the most important figures of late antiquity & possibly the last Roman emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the early Middle Ages. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time & domain.


Justinian I. A roman emperor. He closed all philosophy schools in 529 AD, as he perceived their pagan character as being at odds with the Christian faith. Justinian I is considered a saint by orthodox christians.


Byzantine Emperor Justinian Campaign Poster

This is a fantastic, creative project to help students understand the accomplishments of the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.. Students create campaign posters as if Justinian was running for president of the United States that highlight his accomplishments as Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. These can be created on poster paper or electronically using Glogster. Included in this download is an excellent directions sheet that explains the requirements, a rubric, and student examples!


The final phase of Antiquity is the period of Christianization during the later 4th to early 6th centuries AD, sometimes taken to be complete with the closure of the Academy of Athens by Justinian I in 529.Mosaic of Iustinianus I - Basilica San Vitale (Ravenna).