Count Belisarius

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Literary Guild, 1938 - Fiction - 564 pages
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The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire. Invaders threatened on all fronties, but they grew to respect and fear the name of Belisarius, the Emperor Justinian's greatest general. With this book Robert Graves again demonstrates his command of a vast historical subject, creating a startling and vivid picture of a decadent era.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

A decent enough book and well written. I only have two problems with it. First, the events are told from one viewpoint and are very skewed. Second, it is a very pessimistic book and is downbeat ... Read full review

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The story is fun and pulpy, reaching a climax of downright addictive during Belisarius' initial conquests in Italy. The exasperated digressions on debates in current Christian theology, as told from ... Read full review

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Robert Ranke Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known for the historical novel I, Claudius and the critical study of myth and poetry The White Goddess.

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