Definition of Justinian the Great

1. Noun. 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).

Exact synonyms: Justinian, Justinian I
Generic synonyms: Emperor



Lexicographical Neighbors of Justinian The Great

Jurgen
Jurie
Juris Doctor
Juris Doctors
Jurkat cell
Jurmala
Jurruru
Jussieu
Justice Department
Justice of the Peace
Justin
Justine
Justinian
Justinian I
Justinian code
Justinian the Great (current term)
Justus
Jute
Jutes
Jutish
Jutland
Jutlander
Jutlanders
Jutlandic
Jutlandish
Juvenal
Juventas
Jyaistha
Jylland
Jynx

Literary usage of Justinian the Great

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... was born at Antioch, most probably at about the time of Justinian the Great (528-565), although some authorities assign him to the ninth century. ..."

2. The Ancient World from the Earliest Times to 800 A.D. by Willis Mason West (1904)
"... Code was published in 438.2 Now, a century later, under Justinian, the great task was completed. A commission of able lawyers put the whole body of the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Justinian the Great dies. 568. Lombards occupy northern Italy, and Greek rule is confined to southern Italy. 565. Procopius, the Roman historian, dies. 570. ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"But for their labors, the reign of Justinian the Great (527-565) would have been impossible. By his conquests and able administration he raised the Empire ..."

5. The Story of Man's Early Progress by Willis Mason West (1920)
"A province of the Greek Empire The East Goths in Italy The " Greek Empire " in the East Justinian the Great, 5^7-565 Lombards in Italy puppet emperors at ..."

6. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"... the reign of Justinian the Great (527-505) would have been impossible. By his conquests and able administration he raised the Empire to a higher degree ..."

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