Bride-show - a custom of Byzantine emperors and Russian tsars to choose wife among the most beautiful maidens of the country.

Notable marriages: Theophilos and Theodora, three wifes of Ivan IV of Russia.


In P. P. Bourboulis, Studies in the History of Modern Greek Story-Motives. Thessalonike, 1953. Pp. 40-52.

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