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Imperial Purple

Author(s): Bradshaw, Gillian [Marucha] Pages: 324
Publisher: Houghton Date of Publication: 1988
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Constantinople Period: 5th c AD t/o Theodosius II (Code: 9c)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: Weaver, Demetrias, is asked to make a robe dyed in the imperial color & this involves her & her family with the intrigues surrounding Theodosius & his family & court. ---- An official forces Demetrias, a slave and silk weaver, to help in attempting to overthrow the Emperor Theodosius II in Tyre. Adamson/WHF '98
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Review By: C Robert Phillips, III
Review In: PCA Newsletter 'Read this book. ...You will see vividly how Roman history did not become moribund after Constantine.'

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