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Headword: Ἰουστῖνος
Adler number: iota,449
Translated headword: Ioustinos, Justinus, Justin
Vetting Status: high
Emperor of the Romans, extremely orthodox. "He was ignorant of all letters and indeed what they call analphabetic."[1]
This man founded both the golden dining-hall in the Palace and the Saint Paul, the orphans' home.[2]
And elsewhere: "[...] the prevailing opinion concerning the emperor Justin, that he was very dignified and precise."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἰουστῖνος, ὁ βασιλεὺς Ῥωμαίων, ὀρθοδοξότατος. ἦν δὲ ἀμάθητος γραμμάτων ἁπάντων καὶ τὸ δὴ λεγόμενον ἀναλφάβητος. οὗτος κτίζει καὶ τὸν ἐν τῷ Παλατίῳ χρυσὸν τρίκλινον καὶ τὸν ἅγιον Παῦλον, τὸ ὀρφανοτροφεῖον. καὶ αὔθις: τὴν περὶ βασιλέως Ἰουστίνου κρατήσασαν δόξαν, ὥς ἐστι μάλα ἐμβριθής τε καὶ κατηκριβωμένος.
Reigned 518-527: De Imperatoribus Romanis entry by James Allan Evans at web address 1.
[1] Procopius, Secret History 6.11; cf. alpha 1470, alpha 1952, epsilon 1915.
[2] cf. ps.-Codinus, Patria Constantinopoleos 3.47.1-2, 3.164.1-3 (Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 235.1-2, 256.6-7).
[3] Part of Menander Protector fr. 9.1 Blockley; cf. epsilon 958.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; biography; children; Christianity; daily life; ethics; food; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2004@19:35:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 13 February 2004@03:12:51.
Catharine Roth (changed a word, added a link, cosmetics) on 14 February 2004@18:19:39.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 4 October 2005@11:36:41.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 21 February 2007@00:20:47.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2012@06:05:56.
David Whitehead (more updating; more keywords) on 13 January 2013@07:09:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2013@00:44:53.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 28 November 2014@10:49:57.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 30 June 2017@23:31:48.


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