Introduced in Gods & Kings
|Titles||Empress of the Byzantine Empire|
|Date of birth||500|
|Date of death||548|
|Preferred victory||Domination Victory|
|Voice actor/actress||Artemis Lagopoulos|
Theodora appears in the Gods and Kings expansion for Civilization V.
Existing for more than 1,000 years, the Byzantine Empire, centered in the legendary city of Constantinople, was initially formed as the eastern seat of power for the mighty Roman Empire. As a source of great cultural growth along the eastern Mediterranean, its affluence allowed for grand displays of art, architecture, science, and music. The Byzantine Empire would rise to succeed Rome, becoming one of the most influential kingdoms on the world's stage.
Theodora speaks Byzantine Greek. Her pose, dress and surroundings resemble painting The Empress Theodora at the Colisseum by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. Hagia Sophia can be seen in the background.
Unique Units: Cataphract, Dromon
Unique Ability: Patriarchate of Constantinople
Voice Actress: Artemis Lagopoulos
Attacked: Now that riots are needed, friend, we'll teach you a lesson. Νυν, φίλε, αι ταραχαί ουν πρέπουσιν, διδάξομε σε μάθημα. (Nyn, phile, ae tarahae oun prepousin, didaksome se mathima.)
Declares War: It has always been a shame throwing away beauty. Thankfully, not like that.) Αεί αισχύνεται απόλυσθαι το κάλος. Ευτυχώς, ουκ οιούτως. (Aye aeschinete apolisthe to kalos. Eftychos, ouk ioutos.)
Defeated: I hope you knew that to act (and you acted) like that. Just know that in this world nobody will aid a traitor. Ελπίζω σε οίδεσθες αυτό και ό έδρασας. Γνώθι σε μόνον ετούτο τον κόσμο μηδείς οφελήσει προδότην. (Elpizo se idesthes afto kai o edrasas. Gnothi se monon etouto ton kosmo midis ofelisi prodotin.)
Hate agrees01: It must be good. Μάλιστα δει τα. (Malista di ta).
Hate agrees02: Where am I needed? Πού χρείμαι; (Pou chrimae?)
Hate agrees03: Agreed. Ομολογείται (Omologitae)
Hate disagrees01: That's unlikely. (?)Τούτο δυσχερής (Touto dischaeris)
Hate disagrees02: Definitely not. Ουκ ει σπουδαίως (ouk y spoudaeos).
Hate disagrees03: Excuse me?! Συν συγνώμιν έχων;! ( syn sygnomin echon?!).
Hate Letshearit01: Tell me. Ειπέ μοι ( Ipe mi )
Hate Letshearit02: What? Τι; (Ti?)
Hate Letshearit03: Move on. Προχώρει (Prochori)
Intro Oh! A miracle in front of my eyes (something like that maybe). What is the name of(maybe) the good stranger? I am Theodora, friend of Byzantium. Ω μων οπίων θαύμα! Ποιον όνομα επί μοι σε ο καλός ξένος; Είμαι η Θεοδόρα, η φίλη του Βυζαντίου. (O mon opion thavma! Pion onoma epi mi se o kalos ksenos. Ime i Theodora, i fili tou Vyzantiou.)
Neutral Hello : Μέλλιμα(?).(Melima).Sweet.
Neutral Letshearit 1 : Έθελες τι; (Etheles ti?) Did you want something?
Neutral Letshearit 2 : Ακούω. (Akouo) I'm listening
Neutral Letshearit 3 : Ναι, φίλτατος; (Ne filtatos?) Yes, my friend? (bad grammar, it should be filtate)
Neutral No 1: Ου δ'ίππου (?) . (Ou th'ippou) Not even with a horse (?) (Greeks say "not even with bullets" which means "No way")
Neutral No 2: Δει υμάς απωθείν . (Thi imas apothin). It's needed to repel you.
Neutral No 3: Αθύμως ούκ . (Athimos ouk) . Reluctantly, no.
Neutral Yes 1: Δι'ίππου φίλε. (Thi'ippou file). With a horse my friend(Right away?). (Again modern Greeks say "with a thousand mph" which means "right away", but it might be translated wrong)
Neutral Yes 2: Ομολογείται. (Omologite) Agreed
Neutral Yes 3: Άριστα (Arista) . Perfect
Peaceful: Λέξω ότι τούτω ούτος τερπνόν ήν, ημών ομολογεί; Εγώ δει πολύ ήδομαι νικείν ( Lekso oti touto outos terpnon in, imon omologi? Ego thi poly idomen ikin). I'd say this was so delightfull, don't you agree? I must say, winning satisfies me so much
Request : Ήκουσα σε πρέποντα ταις αλλοτρίας ομιλίας...Με δείξας (Ikousa se preponta tes allotrias omilias...me diksas) I heard nice things from you in your latest sayings...show me. (Again her sentences are so wrong grammatically that it's hard to make sense)
All hail the most magnificent and magnanimous Empress Theodora, beloved of Byzantium and of Rome! From the lowly ranks of actress and courtesan you became the most powerful woman in the Roman Empire, consort to Justinian I. Starting in the late 520's AD, you joined your husband in a series of important spiritual and legal reforms, creating many laws which elevated the status of and promoted equal treatment of women in the empire. You also aided in the restoration and construction of many aqueducts, bridges and churches across Constantinople, culminating in the creation of the Hagia Sophia, one of the most splendid architectural wonders of the world.
Beautiful Empress, Byzantium is in need of your wisdom and strength - her people are lost without your light to lead them. The Byzantine Empire may have fallen once, but its spirit is still intact waiting to be reborn anew. Can you return Byzantium to the heights of glory it once enjoyed? Can you create a civilization to stand the test of time?