Fictional Character
"Farmers' Law"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Byzantine Empire
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Date of Birth: Early 8th century
Date of Death: c. 750
Cause of Death: Murder, blow to the head
Occupation: Farmer
Spouse: Anna
Children: Margarita, Martina

Theodore was a prosperous farmer in the village of Abrostola. In the course of gaining his wealth, he'd alienated many of his neighbors. One day, he was found murdered. His death became problematic for Abrostola: Emperor Constantine V was an iconoclast, as was his governor in the Anatolic theme, Lankinos. If the village went to government officials, their icons would be discovered. Thus it fell to the village priest, Father George, to solve the murder.[1] Theodore's widow, Anna, was quite adamant that if the priest could not find the killer, then she would go to Amorion and involve the authorities.[2]

Fortunately, George was able to unmask the killer.[3]


  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pgs. 217-221, HC.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 221-223.
  3. Ibid., pgs. 232-233.
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