I, Justinian I, declare myself the Byzantine Emperor, and Theodora, my wife, as empress.
Oh my! What's going to happen now?
Oh No!! They are mad at Justinian and now they are creating a riot on it. What should we do? We can't give up now.
Justinian I, had a reign that lasted from 527 to 565, he was one of the greatest Byzantine emperors with his wife, Theodora.
We..should leave....si-si-sir! We shou-should leave this pl-plac-place.
He is not leaving! Not now, this is his city, and he should at least try to stop it!
In January of 532, Theodora and Justinian attended a chariot race at the Hippodrome. This time both groups were upset over the arrests of their fellow members, and started a riot against Justinian.
As riots broke out, they spilled into the streets and caused the destruction of many great buildings, and later escalated into a rebellion and violence. Still, Justinian andTheodora stayed in Hiding.
Oh...what should I do?
Justinian and Theodora were hiding at first and Justinian's advisors wanted him to flee the city, but Theodora urged him to stay and fight, because of her, Justinian put down the revollt.
Justinian had now gained the determination to rebuild the city and make it on a grander scale than before. Lots of money was put into the city's public works and the city was also given a beautiful cathedral, Hagia Sophia.