Theodora (6th century)
Theodora Greek: Θεοδώρα; c 500 – 28 June 548 was empress of the Byzantine Empire and the wife of Emperor JustinianI She was one of the most influential and powerful of the Byzantine empresses Some sources mention her as empress regnant with Justinian I as her co-regent Along with her husband, she is a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, commemorated on November 14
1 Historiography
2 Early years
3 Life as royalty
31 The Nika riots
32 Later life
4 Religious policy
5 Death
6 Lasting influence
7 Media portrayals
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9 Bibliography
91 Scholarly literature
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The main historical sources for her life are the works of her contemporary Procopius, scribe for General Belisarius The historian offered three contradictory portrayals of the Empress The Wars of Justinian, largely completed in 545, paints a picture of a courageous and influential empress who saved the throne for Justinian
Later he wrote the Secret History, which was not published for over a thousand ye Theodora (6th century)
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