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Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine past due within the fifth century, turned 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 again to Constantinople. He could have been that Procopius who used to be 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 battle and after-events in Africa 532–546 (2 books); the Gothic struggle opposed to the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536–552 (3 books); and a caricature of occasions to 554 (1 book). the entire is composed mostly of army historical past, with a lot information regarding peoples and locations in addition, and approximately unique occasions. He used to be a diligent, cautious, really appropriate narrator of proof and advancements and exhibits stable powers of description. he's simply to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. different works via 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 quite a few elements of the empire.

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

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