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History of the Wars, Volume 5, Books 7.36-8: Gothic War (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 217)

By Procopius

Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine past due within the fifth century, grew to become a attorney. In 527 CE he was once 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 lower back to Constantinople. He could have been that Procopius who was once prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his demise (after 558) is unknown. Procopius's historical past 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 total is composed principally of army heritage, with a lot information regarding peoples and locations to boot, and approximately exact occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, really apt narrator of proof and advancements and indicates sturdy powers of description. he's simply to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. different works by means of 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, and so forth in numerous components of the empire. The Loeb Classical Library version of Procopius is in seven volumes.

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