Sunday, November 20, 2016

History:Byzantine Empire

In the Byzantine Empire there were several great rulers but the one we are focusing on today is Justinian the First.

Our story starts with a man named Justin. He spoke Latin in a world of Greek
and joined the Imperial army. He rose up the ranks and became captain of the palace guards and adopted a nephew who named himself Justinianus or Justinian in honor of his uncle and benefactor.

Justin was illiterate and gave a quality education to Justinian. Their lives changed forever when the present ruler Anastasius died. Although he had many relative who were ready to take the throne they all tried to bribe Justin because he was the only one to have troops in the capital, Constantinople, to support their candidate for king.

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