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The Last Supper

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In January 532 at Constantinople a fight between circus factions suddenly flared up into a full-scale riot against the imperial administration. Police and guards were lynched, Procopius reports that ‘the city was put to the flames just as if it had fallen into the hands of the enemy’, and the Sacred Palace was threatened. ‘Wishing to win over the people’ Justinian dismissed Eudaemon, the prefect of the city whose firm but severe action in the initial stages had been wholly admirable, John of …
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Related print edition pages: pp.102-145

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