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The secret history : with related texts

Author: Procopius.; Anthony Kaldellis
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was in the sixth century. Kaldellis' substantial Introduction addresses, among  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Early works to 1800
verk före 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Procopius.; Anthony Kaldellis
ISBN: 9781603841801 1603841806 9781603841818 1603841814
OCLC Number: 429750187
Description: lxxix, 195 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A note on the translation and the spelling of names --
Acknowledgments --
Timeline --
Glossary of offices and administrative terms --
Genealogy of the family of Justinian --
Genealogy of the family of Theodora --
Map of the eastern Mediterranean in the reign of Justinian --
Map of the environs of Constantinople in the reign of Justinian --
Map of Constantinople --
A guide to the main sources --
A guide to scholarship in English --
The secret history --
Related texts. A law for the marriage of Justinian and Theodora (Justin in Codex Iustinianus 5.4.23); The Nika riots (Wars 1.24); Theodora helps Monophysite saints (Yuhannan of Amida [John of Ephesos], Lives of the saints); The convent of repentance: a different view by Prokopios (Buildings 1.9.1-10); An attempt to curb corruption in the provinces (Justinian, Novella 8, preface); A contemporary philosopher's view of Justinian's tyranny (Simplikios, Commentary on Epiktetos 14.19-32); The downfall of Ioannes the Kappadokian (Wars 1.25 and 2.30.49-54); The Justinianic plague (Wars 2.22-23); Porphyrios the whale and other natural disasters (Wars 7.29.4-20); A plot to kill Justinian (Wars 7.31-32); Silkworms are smuggled into the Roman empire (Wars 8.17.1-8).
Other Titles: Secret history.
Responsibility: Prokopios ; edited and translated, with an introduction, by Anthony Kaldellis.

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