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The Secret History of the Court of Justinian

The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius is a detailed description of the drama and various shady business of the royal notables of Byzantine Emperor Justinian's court. Contents: «Birth and character of Antonina—Her marriage with Belisarius—Her adulterous amours—Services rendered by her to Empress Theodora—Her passion for the Thracian Theodosius—Adoption of the latter—The lovers surprised by Belisarius—His weakness—Revelation made by the slave Macedonia—Flight of Theodosius—Vengeance of Antonina upon Macedonia, and upon Constantine, who had spoken insultingly of her—Theodosius refuses to return to her until the departure of her son Photius—Retirement of Photius—Demands of Theodosius—His return—Infatuation of Belisarius—His return to Byzantium—Theodosius enters a cloister at Ephesus—Despair of Antonina—She causes him to be recalled—His resistance—His secret return.»
163 printed pages
Copyright owner
Bookwire
Original publication
2022
Publication year
2022
Publisher
DigiCat

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