1. Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565)
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  • Then storeship Justinian had sailed in, to be followed at the end of the month by Surprize, Neptune and none other than Scarborough, on a second venture to New South Wales. Morgan’s Run
  • Well, if that proposition is right, it means that if Justinian happens to make a mistake and defames some lawyer, then it has qualified privilege as long as it publishes its mistake in good faith, no matter how serious the defamation.
  • While taking on offensive position to "reunite" with the west under Justinian in the 500's, for the most part the position of the Empire was defensive in nature, having little desire to increase its borders. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • The novel ends, seemingly on a high, with Theodora walking out with the emperor Justinian, her new husband, to greet the very crowds who had once cheered and gawped at her floor-shows. Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore by Stella Duffy
  • Constantinople by the prudence, rather than clemency, of Justinian; and he commanded Dagisteus, with seven thousand Romans, and one thousand of the Zani, * to expel the Persians from the coast of the Euxine. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Originally there seems to have been no appreciable difference in the signification of these two words, but after the period of Justinian the title archimandrite was jealously reserved for the superiors of the older or of the more important monasteries. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • In pagan antiquity wholesale enfranchisements are frequent, but they never include all the owner's slaves, end they are always by testamentary disposition -- that is when the owner cannot be impoverished by his own bounty, (Justinian, "Inst.", The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • Attracting numerous barbarian auxiliaries through generous payments, Justinian managed to reconquer much of Italy and the coastal strip of southern Spain, bolstering his claim to be reviving the empire's glory.
  • Outside his church of St Sophia an equestrian statue showed Justinian in military costume, pointing his hand eastwards.
  • A short truce was obtained; but their mutual resentment again kindled; and the remembrance of their shame rendered the next encounter more desperate and bloody Forty thousand of the Barbarians perished in the decisive battle, which broke the power of the Gepidae, transferred the fears and wishes of Justinian, and first displayed the character of Alboin, the youthful prince of the Lombards, and the future conqueror of Italy. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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