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Theodora (Wife of Justinian I) – James Allan Evans

Posted by on Aug 11, 2022 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on Theodora (Wife of Justinian I) – James Allan Evans

University of British Columbia Sources If we except the chroniclers, there are hardly any sources for Theodora that are written without parti pris. The most important, Procopius of Caesarea, who is our only source for the lurid details of Theodora’s early life, presented a different Theodora in each of his three works, the History of the Wars of Justinian in seven books to which an eighth was added later, the Anekdota orSecret History, to give it its popular name, an essay purportedly written immediately after the first seven books of the Wars were published and containing...

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