The Secret History (Penguin Classics)

The Secret History (Penguin Classics)


A relied on member of the Byzantine institution, Procopius used to be the Empire's legitimate chronicler, and his heritage of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the power and knowledge of the Emperor's reign. but the entire whereas the dutiful scribe was once engaged on a really different—and dangerous—history to be released just once its writer used to be correctly in his grave. The mystery History portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the intense basic Belisarius because the pliable dupe of his scheming spouse Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and hugely opinionated, The mystery History is a piece of explosive strength, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of homicide and misrule.

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