Theodora, Roman empress - ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ(d. 548)   saint  author

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Identity

“Raised as a child acrobat in the circus, Theodora married the future emperor Justinian I in 523.” 1

Names: ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ4 Theodora, Roman empress Theodora, Roman empress ܡܰܠܟܬܐ ܬܶܐܘܳܕܳܘܪܰܐ4 ܬܐܕܘܪܐ6 القيصرة ثاودورة3 TēʾōḏōrāTēʾōḏōrā6 Theodora5 Theodora (Empress) 1 Théodora6


Office

  • Empress2

Confession

  • Syr. Orth.1

Description

  1. In hagiography:

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Dates

  • Death: 5481

Sources

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  • 1 S. A. Harvey, "Theodora (Empress)," in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 401.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), pp: 300.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 261.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 287.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 5 Sergey Minov (ed.), A Comprehensive Bibliography on Syriac Christianity (The Center for the Study of Christianity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013), entry: Theodora.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 6 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca, entry: 1054.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record

How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., “Theodora, Roman empress — ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ ” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, eds. Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., entry published August 17, 2016, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, ed. David A. Michelson. http://syriaca.org/person/779.

Bibliography:

Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole et al., “Theodora, Roman empress — ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ .” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al.. Entry published August 17, 2016. Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, edited by David A. Michelson. http://syriaca.org/person/779.

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Entry Title: Theodora, Roman empress — ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, and Nathan P. Gibson, editors, Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints
  • Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, David A. Michelson, Nathan P. Gibson, James E. Walters, and Thomas A. Carlson, entry contributors, “Theodora, Roman empress — ܡܠܟܬܐ ܬܐܘܕܘܪܐ

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  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent
  • Editing, document design, data architecture, encoding, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts, addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH, matching with viaf.org records, data entry, data transformation, data merging, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with viaf.org records by James E. Walters
  • Editing, Syriac name entry, Arabic name entry, disambiguation research, conversion to XML by Thomas A. Carlson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Syriac name entry by Robert Aydin
  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with viaf.org records by Alex Vawter
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Entries adapted from the work of J. M. Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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  • Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991).
  • Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987).
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