Quote Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes:

When Theodora was still too immature to sleep with a man or to have intercourse like a woman, she acted as might a male prostitute  to satisfy those dregs of humanity who remained some considerable time in a brothel, given to such unnatural traffic of the body…But as soon as she reached maturity she became a harlot. Never was any woman so completely abandoned to pleasure.Many a time she would attend a banquet with ten young men or more, all with a passion for fornication and at the peak of their powers, and would lie with her companions the whole night long, and when she had reduced them all to exhaustion she would go to their attendants–sometimes as many as thirty of them–and copulate with each in turn; and even then she could not satisfy her lust. And although she made use of three apertures in her body, she was wont to complain that Nature had not provided her with larger openings in her nipples, so that she might have contrived another form of intercourse there.

Procopius of Caesarea, who was apparently not fond of Empress Theodora, as quoted in John Julius Norwich’s A Short History of Byzantium.

Theodora (1)

(Irrelevant but funny note: While writing this post, the WordPress dashboard suggested tags to apply. Among them were “Iphone” and “Fred Rogers”. The reasons for these suggestions I will leave to our readers’ imaginations.)

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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3 Responses to Quote Du Jour

  1. Fenster says:

    If she’d gotten those nipples to work this would have been another of your ‘five way’ posts.


  2. Sir Barken Hyena says:

    Gibbon had some eloquent fun dancing around this in Decline.


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