Chapter 14 La famiglia di Eraclio, Martina e l’anno dei quattro imperatori

In: Mujeres imperiales, mujeres reales

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This paper aims to reassess the history of Heraclius’ family and the role played by Martina in the turbulent events of 641. Martina’s political defeat was due to her economic lack of resources to support Heraclius II’s claims to the throne, the opposition of the imperial cubiculum, and the Constantinopolitan public opinion’s lack of solidarity. Finally, the article attempts to highlight the silent role of Gregoria (Constant II’s mother), who emerged as a winner from the struggle for power.

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