The Artistic Building Program of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora

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The Artistic Building Program of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora
Byzantine Emperor Justinian (ruling from 527-565 Common Era) and his wife, Empress Theodora (ruling from 527-548 CE), are perhaps the most well-known of the Byzantine Empire’s rulers. This is the case for several reasons, both political and cultural. Having succeeded his uncle Justin I as ruler of the Byzantine Empire in 527 CE, Justinian made a name for himself as a political legislator against any forms of paganism or non-Christian religions during his reign; he had no mercy for those individuals who did not believe in the Christian doctrine he stood by so solidly and instituted reforms during this reign such that pagans would be put to death if they did not renounce...
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