Dante’s Paradise, Canto 6: DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

Justinian_mosaik_ravenna

Source: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

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DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

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Belisarius

Great general wages war

Boss codifies law

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NOTE: Justinian was able to codify the Roman law because he had a great general named Belisarius. Justinian delegated authority to Belisarius to wage war when needed; this allowed Justinian time to pay attention to important civil matters. (In the image, Justinian is in the center, and Belarius may be the bearded man to his right.)

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