Bride Show

   The first bride show was in 788 when the Empress Irene (q.v.) held one for her son Constantine VI (q.v.). Reminiscent of the mythic Judgment of Paris, the emperor (q.v.) presented a golden apple to the woman of his choice from several candidates previously selected with great care. Four other bride shows were held in the following century, the most famous being that of Theophilos (q.v.), who rejected Kassia in favor of Theodora (qq.v.).

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