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Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine overdue within the fifth century, grew to become a attorney. In 527 CE he used to be 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 back to Constantinople. He can have been that Procopius who was once prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his demise (after 558) is unknown.

Procopius's History 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 struggle 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 cartoon of occasions to 554 (1 book). the total is composed mostly of army background, with a lot information regarding peoples and areas in addition, and approximately exact occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, sensible 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 way of Procopius are the Anecdota or Secret History—vehement assaults on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The constructions of Justinian (down to 558 CE) together with roads and bridges in addition to church buildings, forts, hospitals, etc in a number of elements of the empire.

The Loeb Classical Library version of Procopius is in seven volumes.

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