St theodora the empress commemorated on november 14 saint theodora was the wife of saint justinian the emperor, and lived during the sixth century. Empress theodora (b 500 ad - d 548 ad) as the wife of justinian i was by far one of the most influential and powerful empresses of the byzantine empire, championing women's rights by. 5 major accomplishments of justinian utilizing the assistance of his strong, wealthy wife theodora, justinian made the leap to expand his empire in the west. But the secret history is quite nasty about theodora, especially her early life this same text describes her husband, justinian, as a headless demon, and is clearly at points an exaggeration this same text describes her husband, justinian, as a headless demon, and is clearly at points an exaggeration. The reign of justinian and theodora justin's successor, his nephew justinian (527-65), is the central figure of this entire period his name is closely connected with the name of his royal wife, theodora, one of the very interesting and gifted women of the byzantine period.
A good basic book on the life of justinian light on the life of theodora the two big focus areas of this book centered on justinian's attempt to rebuild byzantium to the glory of the old roman empire with re-conquests of north africa and italy, and dealing with the different view of christianity-the holy trinity or the monophysitics which was firmly in place in egypt and growing in syria. Life as empress when justinian succeeded to the throne in 527, two years after the marriage, theodora became empress of the eastern roman empire. Saint theodora was the wife of saint justinian the emperor, and lived during the sixth century the empress theodora was at first a notorious harlot and actress, and an adherent of the monophysite heresy, but then she repented after becoming empress, she led a virtuous life, maintaining purity of.
Theodora (6th century), wife of byzantine (eastern roman) emperor justinian i, considered a saint by the greek orthodox church theodora of khazaria , 7th-century empress, wife of justinian ii theodora (wife of theophilos) , 9th-century empress. Justinian and theodora - relationship of true love (photo) read on to find out how justinian changed her life look at statistics: the fast growing. Theodora did have a lot of good impacts to the byzantine empire, some of which include: 1 the fact that she told justinian to crush the nika rebellion instead of running away 2 she aided in.
After justinian's death, his top general published a scathing insight into the emperor's life justinian's fatal flaw was the woman he chose to be his wife, and that he granted her equal power. A prisoner in his own palace, justinian decided to board a ship and sail away from constantinople, stepping down as emperor, but saving his life as he started to leave, he looked behind him to find his wife, theodora, stubbornly refusing. Here's a song we made for my ap art history class based on the justinian and theodora mosaic the original song is dark horse by katy perry (ft juicy j) and look up at the choir wall stands. The empress theodora, wife of justinian, had a remarkable childhood find out what her early life was like before she ascended the throne.
Read the full-text online edition of the empress theodora: partner of justinian (2004) his wife but also his partner in government of the life and times of. If theodora was to be his wife, she would need to train herself, he was a busy man and he simply needed his partner to step up - as his equal the next time she. When justinian was crowned in 527, he named as co-regent his young wife theodora she was 15 years his junior and his opposite in nearly every way she was social, witty, supremely self-confident.
Early life theodora was born in c 497 ce, justinian had insisted his wife be crowned as his equal and not as his consort the pair also matched each other in. The orthodox christian faith proclaims the gospel of jesus christ, the teachings of the apostles, and the tradition and life of the living church worldwide through worship, communion, witness, and service. Justinian i reigned as emperor of the byzantine empire from 527 to 565 ce justinian's early life coronation of justinian i and theodora in the hagia sophia.