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Unformatted text preview: Continued from slide from last class Princess Juliana Anicia and Empress Theodora- Theodora one of few women we know enough about to write about her; very different background from Juliana, given in Procopius Reading, was assistant to prostitute (sister) in the circus—can’t be taken literally but is trying to capture her character. Could not tell this story about Juliana Anicia so you know she was not from a wealthy family. Involved in religious controversy- could read/write; which you would not expect- Plague in Constantinople (towards end of Justinian’s reign)- Juliana- from wealthy ancient family, wanted her husband to be emperor Procopius reading:- About Justinian and Theodora except for the first part which is about General Belisarius and his wife; notion that he is a good guy but corrupted by horrible wife. Procopius does not think women should have influences on their husbands, particularly on military and political affairs....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course ARTH 167 taught by Professor Lawrencepneesjr. during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '10