9 Byzantine Under Justinian He wanted a re-conquest of the Roman territories that were lost through Germanic invasions
10 Justinian’s Accomplishments Sent Best general Belisarius to take North Africa from the Vandals2 Years later Belisarius took Rome back from the OstrogothsJustinian won back nearly all the territory Rome used to rule.
11 Justinian CodeJustinian set up a panel of legal experts to look through 400 years of Roman law.Some laws were outdatedJustinian wanted to create a single, uniform codeThis became known as the Justinian Code that was used for 900 years after his death
12 Justinian Expands Trade The main street that ran through Constantinople was called the MESE which means “Middle Way”It ran from the imperial palace to the outer walls
13 Justinian Expands Trade There was a giant open-air market where shoppers could buyTin from EnglandWine from FranceCork from SpainIvory and gold from Africa
15 Byzantium Preserves Learning Families valued educationSent children to monastic or public schoolsHired private tutorsGreek and Latin grammar, philosophy and rhetoricThey preserved Greek and Roman great works
16 Justinian’s Building Program Launched the most ambitious public building program the Roman world had ever seen.City protected by a deep moat, and three walls that were 25 feet thickCity coast was surrounded by a 14-mile stone wall
17 The Hagia Sophia Justinians’ most splendid building Christian church later taken by the Muslims
20 In 1054 A.D., the Orthodox Christian Church officially split from the RomanCatholic Church in the Great Schism
21 Byzantine Influence on Russia The Byzantine Empire greatly influenced Russia.Byzantine missionaries established Orthodox Christian churches in Russia.Byzantine missionaries even created an alphabet, the Cyrillic alphabet, to write the Bible in Russian.