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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digireads.Com
Publication date January 1, 2014
Pages 102
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781420950243
ISBN-10 142095024X
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $11.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. Procopius was an incredibly learned man, having received a classical education, possibly from the famed School of Gaza. He would become a legal adviser for Belisarius, Justinian's chief military commander and accompany him to the war front, an experience he would document in his "Wars of Justinian." The ancient scholar's most famous work however is "The Secret History," which tells a more intimate and revealing history of Emperor Justinian and his wife, Empress Theodora, as well as Belisarius, and his wife Antonina. This fascinating document of imperialism is brutal in its honesty, often portraying its subjects in an unflattering light. "The Secret History" mentioned in the "Suda," a tenth century Byzantine encyclopedia, had been lost to history until it was rediscovered in the 17th century in the Vatican library. Scholars and history buffs alike will find Procopius' "The Secret History" an invaluable historical work from a man who is referred to as the last major historian of the ancient world.

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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
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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.
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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