Theodora was a money hungry ruler and would do anything to keep money in her hands. She tricked the generals daughter to do an unholy act by having her live with a man, her nephew, so he could deflower her, this meaning they would have t o get married and the Emperor could not forbid the event. Thus leading to Theodora's nephew inheriting the girl's father's money.
Justinian's ways of ruling were unjustified. According to Procopius he liked adding fuel to the fire. Even when things were in Justinian's favor he still bought confusion. The Blues and the Greens colors of rival hippodrome teams whose people differed in politics and religion. The Blues chose to follow Justinian and even so Justinian by joining the former party which had already shown favor to him, was able to bring everything into turmoil, and by his power sink the Roman Empire to his knees right before him. (35) Procopius states, then it was Justinian, fanning the flame and openly inciting the Blues to fight, made the whole Roman Empire shake on its foundation, as if an earthquake or cataclysm had stricken it. Everything everyone was uprooted: nothing was left undisturbed by him Law and order, throughout the State, overwhelmed by distraction, were turned upside down. (35) Procopius uses the metaphor as if an earthquake or cataclysm had stricken it to signify that Justinian had unmortal powers that could be used for destruction, in which he did. Procipus proves that... [continues]
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