Thursday, October 2, 2008

Justinian | Blog 1-5

In the capitol of the Byzantine Empire - Constantinople - the giant hippodrome rested with great importance; religion, political affairs, and entertainment are united with the pounding of horse hooves. Riots often erupt, as specific political views and fans were organized by color: the Blues and Greens held dominance , while the Reds and Whites were of less importance. In the year 532, during the reign of Justinian, various individuals who took part in the hippodrome activities were hanged for murder, but two escape; a Green and a Blue. The two hide in a church, guarded by a surrounding mob, and they're not happy. However, the series of twenty-four races taking place at that time continued, but riots broke out against Justinian. The riots

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