History of the Wars, Volume 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 217)
Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine overdue within the fifth century, turned a attorney. In 527 CE he used to be made criminal 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 back to Constantinople. He can have been that Procopius who used to be prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his demise (after 558) is unknown. Procopius's background 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 caricature of occasions to 554 (1 book). the complete is composed mostly of army background, with a lot information regarding peoples and locations besides, and approximately specific occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, really apt narrator of evidence and advancements and indicates strong 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 historical past —vehement assaults on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The structures of Justinian (down to 558 CE) together with roads and bridges in addition to church buildings, forts, hospitals, etc in quite a few components of the empire. The Loeb Classical Library version of Procopius is in seven volumes.
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