Skip to comments.Blue versus Green: Rocking the Byzantine Empire
Posted on 03/05/2012 5:55:02 AM PST by Renfield
Bread and circuses, the poet Juvenal wrote scathingly. Thats all the common people want. Food and entertainment. Or to put it another way, basic sustenance and bloodshed, because the most popular entertainments offered by the circuses of Rome were the gladiators and chariot racing, the latter often as deadly as the former. As many as 12 four-horse teams raced one another seven times around the confines of the greatest arenasthe Circus Maximus in Rome was 2,000 feet long, but its track was not more than 150 feet wideand rules were few, collisions all but inevitable, and hideous injuries to the charioteers extremely commonplace. Ancient inscriptions frequently record the deaths of famous racers in their early 20s, crushed against the stone spina that ran down the center of the race track or dragged behind their horses after their chariots were smashed....
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Sitting around at Daytona, waiting for the “Big One”.
-——Procopius portrayed Theodora as a wanton of the most promiscuous sort, ———
My take....... Rush is Procopius!!
If anyone wants to see 3-D recreations of Constantinople’s Hippodrome, plus many more Byzantine buildings (some of which no longer exist), you can find them at this website:
The Nika riots happened in 532. A hundred years later, the damage and dissension within the Byzantine Empire would be taken advantage of by the Muslims.
Theodora, regardless of Procopius’s opinion, was an extremely strong woman who led better than most men, a fact which frustrated men like Procopius. Comparing that little tart to Theodora is insulting.
You are of course correct and to compare rush to Procopius is wrong because the spinster slut is not Theodora.
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Left turn! Left turn! That’s my fav-o-rite part!
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