pope, rome, theodora, catholic, emperor
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
In the tenth century camo "the rule of the prostitutes"-Theodora and her daughters, Theodora and Marozia. As ambitious as they were beautiful, they obtained the greatest influence in Rome by a prodigal prostitution of their charms. The supreme power in Rome was for a while practically in the hands of these licentious women. "Rome," says a contemporary chronicler, "fell under the yoke of women. As we read in the prophet: 'The effeminate shall rule over them,' " Is. 3, 4.
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"How Peter Became Pope,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 1, Article 103.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol1/iss1/103