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The Secret History
By G. A. Williamson (trans), Peter Sarris (trans) and Procopius
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 18, 2007
Pages 140
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140455281
ISBN-10 0140455280
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. This book depicts holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A trusted member of the Byzantine establishment, Procopius was the Empire's official chronicler, and his History of the Wars of Justinian proclaimed the strength and wisdom of the Emperor's reign. Yet all the while the dutiful scribe was working on a very different—and dangerous—history to be published only once its author was safely in his grave. The Secret History portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the brilliant general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina. Magnificently hyperbolic and highly opinionated, The Secret History is a work of explosive energy, depicting holy Byzantium as a hell of murder and misrule.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (October 1, 2014)
9781502572332 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $5.99
from Digireads.Com (January 1, 2014)
9781420950243 | details & prices | 102 pages | List price $11.99
About: Procopius, from Palaestina Prima, or modern day Israel, is an important first hand source for the history of the 6th century, especially concerning the Emperor Justinian.
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With Peter Sarris (other contributor), G. A. Williamson (other contributor) | from Penguin Classics (December 18, 2007)
9780140455281 | details & prices | 140 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and whore, and the general Belisarius as the pliable dupe of his scheming wife Antonina.
from Cosimo Inc (June 30, 2007)
9781602065383 | details & prices | 152 pages | List price $12.99
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
from Read How You Want.Com (January 31, 2006)
9781425031640 | details & prices | 244 pages | List price $12.99
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