Very little is known about Procopius. He was born in Palestine around AD 500 and fought for the Byzantine Empire in Persia, Africa and Italy.
G. A. Williamson (1895-1982) also translated Josephus: The Jewish Wars (1959) and Eusebius: The History of the Church (1965) for Penguin Classics.
Peter Sarris is a University Lecturer in Early Medieval History and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This account lifts the lid on the 'world' leaders of his day and, guess what? It seems that absolute power always has corrupted absolutely, or maybe its just the case that,... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Donus
Does what it says on the tin - a savage attack on the policies (and character) of Justinian. Not an objective history - but a useful corrective to the Justinian-as-hero of most... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Paul Marks
Supposed to be a great Christian emperor and empress but just power mongers and nasty with it. enlightening read changes view of themPublished 21 months ago by david gloin
Procopius's obvious intense dislike of his employers will resonate with many, but his rhetoric lacks style and I struggled to finish this book, although it is worth reading.Published on 14 July 2013 by RobR
Bought because I felt I needed a contemporary view of Justinian and his court, to accompany the books I was reading by modern historians. Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2013 by Mr. Edward Gregory