The Secret History of Procopius

The Secret History of Procopius

by Procopius
     
 
In THE SECRET HISTORY, Procopius exposes the private lives of Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great and his dancer-turned-wife and empress, Theodora. Written around 558, THE SECRET HISTORY portrays the emperor and his inner circle as cruel, incompetent, vicious, and corrupt. Unpublished during Procopius' lifetime, it was discovered in the Vatican Library and first

Overview

In THE SECRET HISTORY, Procopius exposes the private lives of Byzantine Emperor Justinian the Great and his dancer-turned-wife and empress, Theodora. Written around 558, THE SECRET HISTORY portrays the emperor and his inner circle as cruel, incompetent, vicious, and corrupt. Unpublished during Procopius' lifetime, it was discovered in the Vatican Library and first published in 1623.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013493094
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
984,780
File size:
321 KB

Meet the Author

Procopius of Caesarea (c. 500-c.565 AD) was an important Byzantine historian, often considered to be the last historian from the ancient world. Procopius was an eyewitness to a number of important historical events, including the campaigns of Belisarius. He is also an important source of information on life in the 6th century and provides intimate detail of the lives of Justinian and his wife Theodora, as well as the Byzantine court. Born in Caesarea in modern Israel, Procopius received a classical education and became a barrister to Belisaurius.

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