Monday, September 14, 2009

Theodora

Theodora was the wife of the 6th century emperor Justinian. A hooker and a looker who always got her man or as a contemporary detractor put it "On the field of pleasure she was never defeated". She'd take on 10 or so gentlemen in an evening and then 30 or more of their servants.. She publicly appeared naked and is reported to have mounted a couch when her guest was slow in coming forward and famously bemoaned that three orifices were not enough - "though she flung wide three gates to the ambassadors of Cupid, she lamented that nature had not similarly unlocked the straits of her bosom, that she might there have contrived a further welcome to his emissaries." Not only did she have a great act appearing as Leda (complete with swan) but she became the most powerful women in the world, EVAH.

11 comments:

Ms Smack said...

WOW. She sounds like a character from an Anais Nin novel.

Do you think this is sexy? or slutty?

It's an age old debate, eh?

xl said...

Does she have a sister?

unique_stephen said...

Smack > Oh most assuredly slutty. I love conspicuously sexual, sex positive women. Slutty women make me tingle.

Xl > Yes, Anastasia, also an "actress", who later married one of Justinian's generals - I don't think she was mummified and sainted like her younger sister tho'.

sparsely kate said...

Evah EVAH!


It's like history for the porno-inflicted.

Kitty said...

wow. my soul sister! only 10 gents and 30 servies? what a lightweight!!!

*high five*

Ute said...

She 'aint got nuffink on Paris Hilton. ;)

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Jeez...sounds like lots of fun and, er...my college years. :)

I'mkidding...I would never. hehehe.

Ciao honey.

Laura said...

I love the name Theodora...

Memphis Steve said...

Sounds like an ancestor of Angelina Jolie to me.

Ann Selig said...

My hero!

De Campo said...

Ahem,

It was a fitting name for the operation.

Mission Accomplished