It is several years since I read this book, but it still lingers in my memory. Robert Graves uses all his skill as a novellist to bring alive the Belisarius, the Byzantium general who briefly revived the fortunes of the Eastern empire. What is particularly memorable about the book is the way Graves makes Belisarius so sympathetic, that you come to empathise strongly with him. I wept over Belisarius's tragic end. One of only two books that has ever affected me like that. Powerful stuff, and far superior to your average historical novel.
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