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CODE, JUSTINIAN, civil law. A collection of the constitutions of the emperors, from Adrian to Justinian; the greater part of those from Adrian to Constantine are mere rescripts; those from Constantine to Justinian are edicts or laws, properly speaking.
     2. The code is divided into twelve books, which are subdivided into titles, in which the constitutions are collected under proper heads. They are placed in chronological order, but often disjointed. At the head of each constitution is placed the name of the emperor who is the author, and that of the person to whom it is addressed. The date is at the end. Several of these constitutions, which were formerly in the code were lost, it is supposed by the neglect of "copyists. Some of them have been restored by modern authors, among whom may be mentioned Charondas, Cugas, and Contius, who translated them from Greek, versions.

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This analysis is a recurring theme, as true for Justinian as it was for the leader to whom Heather next turns, Charlemagne, the creator of Europe and the first of a long line of Holy Roman Emperors.
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The cistern, located near southwest of the Hagia Sophia on the historical peninsula of Sarayburnu, was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
He also belongs to the American Bar Association, the Hellenic Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Chicago Bar Association, the Justinian Society, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, and the Jefferson County Bar Association, where he served as president in 1980.
95) provides a fine Jon the Lord Chamberlain mystery set in 532, when mobs rule Constantinople and one John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to dethrone his leader.
Arthur extends the focus of the polemic to include those in a position of power, perhaps even Justinian (173).
In Evans's chapter on Justinian, readers will also find an excellent section on the empress Theodora, a welcom and balanced treatment that surpasses most of the remarks one finds in overviews of Justinian, which are usually based on Procopius's invectives.
Art experts said the restoration rendered the cross much closer to what it would have looked like at the time the Byzantine Emperor Justinian II gave it to the people of Rome.
The Basilica Cistern is a well-hidden treasure in which you descend into a vast chamber built 1,500 years ago by the Emperor Justinian - a water tank fed by aqueducts far from the city, with the ceiling supported by more than 300 marble columns.