THE WORKS OF PROCOPIUS includes two important histories from late antiquity, THE SECRET HISTORY AND THE WARS OF JUSTINIAN. 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 Unpublished during Procopius' lifetime, it was discovered in the Vatican Library and first published in 1623.
THE WARS OF JUSTINIAN is 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 was journeyed with Justinian's general Belisarius on several of his campaigns to recapture parts of the crumbling Roman Empire.
|Publisher:||Halcyon Press Ltd.|
|Series:||Halcyon Classics , #1|
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