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By Procopius

Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine past due within the fifth century, grew to become a legal professional. In 527 CE he was once made felony adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander opposed to the Persians, and went with Belisarius back in 533 opposed to the Vandals and in 535 opposed to the Ostrogoths. someday after 540 he again to Constantinople. He can have been that Procopius who was once prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his loss of life (after 558) is unknown. Procopius's historical past of the Wars in eight books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian all the way down to 550 (2 books); the Vandalic warfare and after-events in Africa 532–546 (2 books); the Gothic warfare opposed to the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536–552 (3 books); and a cartoon of occasions to 554 (1 book). the complete is composed principally of army heritage, with a lot information regarding peoples and areas to boot, and approximately unique occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, really appropriate narrator of proof and advancements and indicates solid powers of description. he's simply to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. different works through Procopius are the Anecdota or mystery heritage —vehement assaults on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The constructions of Justinian (down to 558 CE) together with roads and bridges in addition to church buildings, forts, hospitals, and so forth in a number of components of the empire. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Procopius is in seven volumes.

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