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.
The Wars of Justinian by Procopiusby Procopius
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THE WARS OF JUSTINIAN is Byzantine historian Procopius' most important work. Finished by the early 550s, the work discusses the wars of Justinian's reign against the Persians, Gothic, Vandals, the Nika Riots, and wars against other nations. Procopius witnessed the Nika Riots and journeyed with Justinian's general Belisarius on several of his campaigns to recapture parts of the crumbling Roman Empire.
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