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Justinian – Byzantine Reconquest – A later Roman emperor

By |2018-11-13T10:10:43+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Justinian - Byzantine mosaic from Ravenna, Italy (500s AD) Justinian and Theodora The Roman Emperor Justinian took power when his uncle, Justin, died in 527 AD. Before becoming emperor, Justinian married Theodora. That upset a lot of people because she was an actress. Many Roman people thought all actresses were bad women. But in fact Theodora [...]

Anastasius to Justin – Byzantine history

By |2018-04-23T11:49:45+00:00August 1st, 2017|History, Medieval|

The Byzantine empress Ariadne, who married Anastasius. Now in the Louvre museum in Paris When the Roman Emperor Zeno died in 491 AD, his widow Ariadne chose one of Zeno's advisors, Anastasius, to become the new emperor (and she married him too). Zeno left the Empire in good shape, with plenty of money in the treasury. Anastasius was an older man when [...]