November 14 –Theodora; Dyfrig

The Empress Theodora (500–548) was an actress back when the scandals in today’s tabloids—even the made-up ones—would have been laughably tame. Actresses of the day not only performed “sleazy entertainment” onstage (and Theodora was as sleazy as they came), they doubled as workers in the red lampada district. At sixteen she travelled to Africa as… Continue reading November 14 –Theodora; Dyfrig