Note 039
From Chapter 40 of the Decline & Fall

Theodora Chalcedonensis synodi inimica canceris plagâ toto corpore perfusa vitam prodigiose finivit, (Victor Tununensis in Chron.)

On such occasions, an orthodox mind is steeled against pity. Alemannus (p. 12, 13) understands Ancient Greekof Theophanes as civil language, which does not imply either piety or repentance; yet two years after her death, St. Theodora is celebrated by Paul Silentiarius, (in proem. v. 58 - 62.)

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