Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon
Watch the Justinian and Theodora series! http://bit.ly/1GlHdb8
Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC
Follow us on Facebook! http://bit.ly/ECFBPage
Follow us on Twitter! http://bit.ly/ECTweet
Follow us on Twitch! http://bit.y/ECTwitch
A group of monks declared sanctuary for two hooligans from the demes (Constantinople's fanatical chariot racing factions) who had miraculously survived a hanging. The public wanted them pardoned for their crimes, so when Justinian made his public appearance at the next chariot race, they begged him to have mercy. When Justinian refused, the crowd turned on him and became a rioting mob that tore through the streets of Constantinople. During the Nika Riots, they burned down neighborhoods and even the Hagia Sophia cathedral, rampaging until Justinian agreed to pardon the two men from the demes. Now, however, the mob would not accept that. They demanded that he fire his advisors. Then they decided to appoint their own emperor, a man named Hypatius who was related to the previous emperor Anastasius. Assaulted on all sides, Justinian made plans to flee, only to be confronted by Theodora. She gave a now famous speech asking whether he would rather live a failure or die an emperor, announcing that she would choose the latter. Justinian followed her lead and made new plans to retake his city. He called Belisarius and Mundus, his best generals, to marshal a force. He also sent the eunuch Narses to bribe one faction of the demes and begin dismantling their leadership. Then he ordered his forces to invade the Hippodrome, where they cut down some thirty thousand civilians and executed the false emperor Hypatius. Justinian's reign was once again secure.
Get the intro music here!
*Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H
Get the outro music here!
Extra History - Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai
Battle of Okehazama: http://bit.ly/1xgZxfi
James Recommends - Looking at Features and Failures
Total War: Attila: http://bit.ly/1IUl5iz
Tagged under: History,Documentary,Justinian,Emperor Justinian,Theodora,Empress Theodora,Nika Riot,Nika Revolt,Hippodrome,Hagia Sophia,Byzantine Empire,Eastern Roman Empire,Justinian I,famous speech,Educational,Chariot Race,Nika,mob,deme,Blues,Greens,Extra History,James Portnow,Daniel Floyd
Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.
Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip
Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans
1. Students enter a simple code
2. You play the video
3. The students comment
4. You review and reflect
* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities
With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.
Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking
Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class
Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices
Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes