Justinian did, in fact, speak Latin rather fluently. He is known as the "Second Founder of Constantinople" because he rebuilt Constantinople after the Nike rebellion of 532. Taxes had been high, and the chief tax collectors were unjust. During a chariot race at the Hippodrome, drunk fans decided to revolt and burn buildings. Justinian's wife, Theodora, stopped him from fleeing the rebellion when she said to him, "Imperial purple makes a fine burial shroud." He put down the revolt and rebuilt Constantinople. The Church of Hagia Sophia ("Holy Wisdom") was part of this rebuilding.