Belisarius

The historical figure of Belisarius has been a fascinating one for me. He was a military general in the army of the Byzantine emperor, Justinian. He is known as the “Last of the Romans”.

He was instrumental in the conquests which led to the Byzantine Empire growing to it’s maximum size. Over the next millenium, the empire was never as big as it used to be under Justinian. Belisarius was given the last Roman triumph.

Overall, his and Justinian’s partnership in expanding the empire has been one of the greatest ones in history.