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  • Theodora is boundlessly energetic but with a very thick skin. She is mysterious, charismatic and determined. Courageous, but impulsive. How do you think Theodora’s early life shaped her personality?
  • Do you think Justinian’s motive was really to save the Empire from chaos or did his coup reflect opportunism and ambition?
  • Was Justinian justified in using trickery to gain the crown for his uncle? Is the rise of Justin and Justinian a victory for meritocracy over aristocracy?
  • Do you think Theodora’s tough early life will increase her sympathy for the oppressed?

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