Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Imperial purple makes a very fine shroud."

Theodora single-handedly saving her husband's regime during the Nika Riots.

Emperor Justinian AND his military-men were ready to flee during the massive 532 AD riots in Constantinople; Theodora, on the other hand, said she'd rather die wearing the royal color purple than give in to the stadium marauders.

After thus being inspired to take a stand, and after subsequently rallying his men to kill over 30,000 rioters and townspeople, Justinian ended up ruling for another 30 years.

The below intentionally purple notebooks that I bought today await:

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