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Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore - Stella Duffy
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore
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Stella Duffy,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Stella Duffy,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143119876 (0143119877)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 339
Edition language: English
Series: Empress Theodora (#1)
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The Bookaholic Cat
The Bookaholic Cat rated it
4.0
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore is the fictional biography of Theodora of Constantinople by Stella Duffy. Theodora was a lowborn woman with a disreputable past who later became Empress of Rome and a Saint in the Orthodox Church.Theodora was the daughter of a bear trainer and a common woman. After ...
Between the Pages
Between the Pages rated it
3.0
I'm always excited to learn about an influential historical figure that I had not heard of before and seriously, this title draws attention. You can't argue with that. So, obviously, I don't know all the Roman emperors. In fact, I'd never heard of Justinian before and thus had never wondered about h...
florinda3rs
florinda3rs rated it
Most Western history consigns the centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire to the “Dark Ages,” not spending much time discussing the growing strength of the East during that period, centered on the “new Rome” of Constantinople (later Byzantium, now Istanbul). The names of Byzantium’'s le...
Tanzanite
Tanzanite rated it
3.5 stars. Sixth century Byzantium is not a time period I normally read about and I had never heard of Theodora before, but her story sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try. I’m glad I did! I enjoyed Theodora’s story – a performer-turned-whore-turned-high-class-courtesan-becomes- empre...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore: A Novel
When considering famous women in ancient history, Cleopatra and Nefertiti are just two women that immediately come to mind. Theodora of Constantinople is not. Yet, given her background and upbringing, it is one of the more extreme and shocking rags-to-riches story of its time, if not of history. Ste...
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