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History of the Wars, Vol III: Books 5-6.15 (Gothic War) By Procopius,

  • Title: History of the Wars, Vol III: Books 5-6.15 (Gothic War)
  • Author: Procopius
  • ISBN: 9780674991194
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine late in the 5th century, became a lawyer In 527 CE he was made legal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander against the Persians, and went with Belisarius again in 533 against the Vandals and in 535 against the Ostrogoths Sometime after 540 he returned to Constantinople He may have been that Procopius who was prefect of CProcopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine late in the 5th century, became a lawyer In 527 CE he was made legal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander against the Persians, and went with Belisarius again in 533 against the Vandals and in 535 against the Ostrogoths Sometime after 540 he returned to Constantinople He may have been that Procopius who was prefect of Constantinople in 562, but the date of his death after 558 is unknown.Procopius s History of the Wars in 8 books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian down to 550 2 books the Vandalic War and after events in Africa 532546 2 books the Gothic War against the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536552 3 books and a sketch of events to 554 1 book The whole consists largely of military history, with much information about peoples and places as well, and about special events He was a diligent, careful, judicious narrator of facts and developments and shows good powers of description He is just to the empire s enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian Other works by Procopius are the Anecdota or Secret History vehement attacks on Justinian, Theodora, and others and The Buildings of Justinian down to 558 CE including roads and bridges as well as churches, forts, hospitals, and so on in various parts of the empire.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius is in seven volumes.
    History of the Wars Vol III Books Gothic War Procopius born at Caesarea in Palestine late in the th century became a lawyer In CE he was made legal adviser and secretary of Belisarius commander against the Persians and went with Belisar

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    1. Note I am giving all the History of the Wars books five stars because I loved them all, because I love Byzantine history, and because they were the main sources for my undergrad thesis I spent literally days reading through the pages of these books If you are interested in the wonder that was Byzantium you must read these all of them even buildings If you just like history, you may enjoy them, as Procopius was one of the world s great historians He told a good tale of war, politics, geography, m [...]

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