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Theodora, I

Theodora, I

Founder of the first home for female artists in need
"We have created authorities to punish thieves and robbers. Surely we have an even greater right to persecute those villains who commit crimes against the innocent?"

Date of Birth: 500

Place of Birth: Constantinople

Date of Death: 28/06/548 548

Place of Death: Constantinople

Burial Site: Church of the Apostles, Constantinople

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Theodora, I Theodora, I

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Founder of the first home for female artists in need.

On the Asian side of the Bosporus Theodora I built a home for female artists in need with a capacity for 500 beds. It was called Metanoia (Rethinking, Changing one's Outlook, Reversing one's Way of Thinking). This home was the first ever of its kind to be established specially for female artists.

Theodora I as a female legislator

Theodora I introduced new laws concerning adultery and divorce and supported maltreated wives with the edicts 117 and 134. She helped prostitutes and female comedians in distress and founded orphanages and hospitals. In one law it says: "We have created authorities to punish thieves and robbers. Surely we have an even greater right to persecute those villains who commit crimes against the innocent?"

As a result of Theodora's initiative, Justinian I enacted laws against the white slave trade and made pimping a punishable offence. Another consequence of Theodora's initiative was that for the first time in the history of the Byzantine Empire sons and daughters were guaranteed the same right of inheritance.

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  • Mother:(Name no available, actress)
  • Father: (Name no available, bear keeper)
  • Son: Johannes
  • Sisters: Komito, Anastasia
  • Niece: Sophia (von 565 to 578 Roman Empress, wife of Justin II)
  • Husband: Justinian I (Byzantine Emperor from 527 to 565)

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Church of the Apostles, Constantinople
After Hagia Sophia the Church of the Apostles was the most important of the large churches of the East Roman Empire. It served as a burial church for the Byzantine rulers. The Cathedral of St. Mark's in Venice was modelled on the Church of the Apostles in its construction and thereby gives us a rough idea of what the church must have looked like. Today the Fatih-Mosque stands on the site of the Church of the Apostles.


Translation into English: Mary Waegner, Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
©2012 Meral Akkent
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