9780674992399-0674992393-Procopius: History of the Wars, Vol. 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, No. 217) (English and Greek Edition)

Procopius: History of the Wars, Vol. 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, No. 217) (English and Greek Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780674992399
ISBN-10: 0674992393
Edition: Reprint
Author: Procopius
Publication date: 1928
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674992399
ISBN-10: 0674992393
Edition: Reprint
Author: Procopius
Publication date: 1928
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover 448 pages

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Acknowledged author Procopius wrote Procopius: History of the Wars, Vol. 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, No. 217) (English and Greek Edition) comprising 448 pages back in 1928. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674992393 and 9780674992399. Since then Procopius: History of the Wars, Vol. 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, No. 217) (English and Greek Edition) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine late in the 5th century, became a lawyer. In 527 CE he was made legal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander against the Persians, and went with Belisarius again in 533 against the Vandals and in 535 against the Ostrogoths. Sometime after 540 he returned to Constantinople. He may have been that Procopius who was prefect of Constantinople in 562, but the date of his death (after 558) is unknown.Procopius's History of the Wars in 8 books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian down to 550 (2 books); the Vandalic War and after-events in Africa 532–546 (2 books); the Gothic War against the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536–552 (3 books); and a sketch of events to 554 (1 book). The whole consists largely of military history, with much information about peoples and places as well, and about special events. He was a diligent, careful, judicious narrator of facts and developments and shows good powers of description. He is just to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. Other works by Procopius are the Anecdota or Secret History—vehement attacks on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The Buildings of Justinian (down to 558 CE) including roads and bridges as well as churches, forts, hospitals, and so on in various parts of the empire.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius is in seven volumes.
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