Procopius and the Sixth Century
Originally published by Duckworth and the University of California Press, Procopius is now available for the first time in paperback. Professor Cameron emphasises the essential unity of Procopius' three works and, starting from the `minor' ones, demonstrates their intimate connection with the Wars. Procopius' writings are seen to comprise a subtle whole; only if they are understood in this way can their historical value be properly appreciated. The result is a new evaluation of Procopius which will be central to any future history of the sixth century.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actually Africa Agathias Antonina army Arrian attitudes Averil Cameron Averil Cameron 1982 barbarians Belisarius Berbers Book Buildings Byzantine Byzantium Carthage certainly Cesa Chapter Chosroes Christian church claims classical classicising Constantinople contemporary context Corippus criticism Croke Dara detail divine Downey early ecclesiastical Edessa Úlite emperor emphasis especially Evagrius expedition explain expressed fact favour Gelimer Germanus God’s Gothic Wars Goths Haury historian Ibid imperial Italian Italy John of Ephesus John the Cappadocian John the Lydian John’s Justin Justinian Justinian and Theodora later literary Malalas military Monophysite narrative Nika revolt panegyric passages Persian Wars plague political present problems Procopius says reconquest reign religious rhetorical role Roman Rome Rubin S.Sophia sack of Antioch Secret History secular seems senators siege sixth century sources speech story subject matter theme Theodora Thucydides Totila tradition Vandal Wars victory Vitigis Wars VIII whole writing wrote