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Author Potter, D. S. (David Stone), 1957- author.

Title Theodora : actress, empress, saint / David Potter.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Theodora POT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Series Women in antiquity.
Women in antiquity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index.
Contents Constantinople -- Telling nasty stories -- Sex and the stage -- Factions and networks -- Patrician -- The succession -- Augusta : the first five years -- Revolution -- War and religion -- Plots and plague -- Last years -- Legacy.
Summary "Theodora's is a tale of a woman of exceptional talent who overcame immense obstacles to achieve incredible power, which she exercised without ever forgetting where she had come from. In Theodora: Actress, Empress, Saint, David Potter penetrates the highly biased accounts of her found in the writings of her contemporaries and takes advantage of the latest research on early Byzantium to craft a modern, well-rounded, and engaging narrative of Theodora's life."-- Book jacket.
Subject Theodora, Empress, consort of Justinian I, Emperor of the East, -548.
Empresses -- Byzantine Empire -- Biography.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- Justinian I, 527-565.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780199740765 hardcover
0199740763 hardcover

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