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1

Justinian ruled

527-565

2

Justinian ruled in the city of

constantinople

3

Justinian reconquested .. & ..

North Africa & Italy

4

Justinian's famous wife was

Theodora

5

Justinian spent lots on

wars

6

under the reign of Justinian, people lived

discontentedly/ riotted

7

Justinian was known as an .... emperor

inactive

8

Justinian wanted to escape

constantinople

9

.... work fills in the past of Theodora

Secret History

10

apart from Procopius, everything is

positive

11

Theodora used her ... to transform her image

charm

12

Theodora known to be

charitable and rich

13

some sources say the population were.... of theodora

'terrified'

14

Procopius was

a barrister and legal adviser

15

principle historian of 6th century

procopius

16

procopius received an

elite education

17

source 1

procopius , secret history

18

source 2

procopius, wars ,1 (Persian wars)

19

source 3

procopius, buildings

20

secret history points

Theodora= prositute, keen to perform
graphic description
Theodora is made second wife of Justinian (married against morals shows he must have cared)

21

Wars points

large revolt
prisoners released
government officials killed
should he flee or not?
theodora given huge speech, shows roles inverted life is crazy

22

buildings points

describes amazing buildings/ churches eg Hagia Sophia
Theodora and Justinian made a place for brothel workers= charity

23

John of Ephesus provides

another view on Theodora

24

John of Ephesus wrote

the history of Thomas

25

the history of Thomas points

Theodora 'came from a brothel' but positive about her overall

26

sex and gender historian

BRUBAKER

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BRUBAKER

sex and gender historian

28

according to brubaker, procopius said ..

you have to be masculine to be a good ruler

29

males, females and

eunnuchs

30

theodora is mentioned in passing

7/8 times in history