BBC radio drama on Zoe Porphyrogenita – available for another week!

Mosaïque de l'impératrice Zoé, Sainte-Sophie (Istanbul, Turquie)

Radio dramatist Robin Brooks plays with (and against) the prejudices of a Byzantium filled with intrigues, murder and drama, turning the events of Zoe’s life into a play that sometimes feels like a reality show. The narrative voice of Michael Psellos guides the listener through the shady corridors of the palace, while Zoe herself describes her claustrophobic upbringing within its golden walls. Don’t miss this opportunity to follow them into eleventh-century history, narrated in the manner of a Byzantine story and filled with playful references to both Gibbon and the Chronographia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tclyz

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