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  • Title: History of the Wars, Vol 5. Books 7.36-8. Gothic War
  • Author: Procopius
  • ISBN: 9780674992399
  • Page: 195
  • 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 532 546 2 books the Gothic War against the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536 552 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.
    Procopius
    Procopius of Caesarea was born in the latter years of the fifth century at Caesarea in Palestine He originated from the land owning provincial upper class and, like Zosimus, became a civil servant As early as A.D 527, before the emperor Justin s death, Procopius became counsellor, assessor, and secretary to Belisarius, whose fortunes and campaigns he followed for the next twelve or fifteen years Small wonder he became very knowledgeable of military affairs through this service He has long been respected as a historian of the emperor Justinian s wars, and in fact he is reckoned the greatest of the later Greek historians Procopius was finally raised to the dignity of an illustrius, and died not earlier than A.D 562.


    Commentaires:

    Nick
    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, [...]

    Daniel
    For me, this book was the payoff for reading the other 9 Procopius books in the Loeb collection. Some people would say that the Secret History is more entertaining, which I think is probably true for the average person, but after grinding through the Persian Wars and the endless back and forth of the early books in the Gothic Wars I think the payoff of the war ending in a large scale set piece battle is the highlight of the series.

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