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  • Theodora was born into a poor family that was very low on the social scale. Being in this position did not give her many options in the way she chose to live her life. Did Theodora have any way of controlling her destiny?
  • “Odd – that woman’s beauty, through Eve, is what introduced evil to the world.” The members of the aristocracy in Constantinople highly valued the aesthetic and the beautiful. But what can beauty represent? Does love of beauty lead to sensual indulgence or can it transport one to spiritual insights?
  • Any Emperor would want a more ethical and a fairer Byzantium. But can a ruler legislate morality?

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