History of the Wars, Books I & II (The Persian War)



❮EPUB❯ ✻ History of the Wars, Books I & II (The Persian War) ✶ Author Procopius – E17streets4all.co.uk Procopius of Caesarea Latin Procopius Caesarensis, Greek c AD c AD was a prominent Byzantine scholar from Palestine Accompanying the general Belisarius in the wars of the Emperor Justinian I, he bec Procopius of Caesarea Latin Procopius Caesarensis, Greek the Wars, PDF Ì c ADc ADwas a prominent Byzantine scholar from Palestine Accompanying the general Belisarius in the wars of the Emperor Justinian I, he became the principal historian of the th century, writing the Wars of Justinian, the Buildings of Justinian and the celebrated Secret History He is commonly held to be the last major historian of the ancient worldProcopius History of the Wars Greek History of ePUB Æ , Latin De Bellis, About the Wars is clearly his most important work, although it is not as well known as the Secret History The first seven books, which may have been published as a unit, seem to have been largely completed by , but were updated to mid century before publication, for the latest event mentioned belongs to earlyThe first two books often known as the Persian War, Latin De of the Wars, Epub ß Bello Persico deal with the conflict between the Romans and Sassanid Persia in Mesopotamia, Syria, Armenia, Lazica and Caucasian IberiaThis edition of Secret History is formatted with a Table of Contents.History of the Wars, Books I & II (The Persian War)

Procopius of Caesarea was born in the the Wars, PDF Ì latter years of the fifth century at Caesarea in Palestine He originated from the land owning provincial upper class and, like Zosimus, became a civil servant As early as AD , before the emperor Justin s death, Procopius became counsellor, assessor, and secretary to Belisarius, whose fortunes and campaigns he followed for the next twelve or fifteen years Small wonder he became very History of ePUB Æ knowledgeable of military affairs through this service He has long been respected as a historian of the emperor Justinian s wars, and is reckoned the greatest of the later Greek historians Procopius was finally raised to the dignity of an illustrius, and died not earlier than AD .

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  1. says:

    I purchased the first five volumes of Procopius s History of the Wars after reading a review somewhere, basically buying the volumes sight unseen, a stab in the dark Well, how right was that decision I have only read the first volume, Books 1 2, which covers the Persian Wars and I had a great time The book was so easy to read, full of interesting facts and stories of peoples and places long gone and lost to history What is so amazing about this book was that it was written sometime in the 54 I purchased the first five volumes of Procopius s History of the Wars after reading a review somewhere, basically buying the volumes sight unseen, a stab in the dark Well, how right was that decision I have only read the first volume, Books 1 2, which covers the Persian Wars and I had a great time The book was so easy to read, full of interesting facts and stories of peoples and places long gone and lost to history What is so amazing about this book was that it was written sometime in the 540 s AD and translated in the early 1900 s I was a bit worried that the narrative would be difficult to read and boring, how wrong could I be The story fairly raced along and I never got bored with the book I can t wait to read the next few volumes which cover Belisarius in his campaigns and wars against the Vandals in 533 and again in 535 against the Ostrogoths This is a great book, highly recommended to those who enjoy accounts of the ancients and those times and places from times long past

  2. says:

    Note I am giving all the History of the Wars books five stars because I loved them all, because I love Byzantine history, and because they were the main sources for my undergrad thesis I spent literally days reading through the pages of these books If you are interested in the wonder that was Byzantium you must read these all of them even buildings If you just like history, you may enjoy them, as Procopius was one of the world s great historians He told a good tale of war, politics, Note I am giving all the History of the Wars books five stars because I loved them all, because I love Byzantine history, and because they were the main sources for my undergrad thesis I spent literally days reading through the pages of these books If you are interested in the wonder that was Byzantium you must read these all of them even buildings If you just like history, you may enjoy them, as Procopius was one of the world s great historians He told a good tale of war, politics, geography, mystery and gossip You will learn about the great plague pre dating the Black Death, the wars of the mighty general Belisarius, the nature of Emperor Justinian and his relations, and muchAfter you ve read these, read his The Secret History, which may or may not have truly been written by Procopius, and which may or may not divulge his true feelings, particularly concerning the Emperor and Empress Scandalous gossip from late Antiquity the early medieval period

  3. says:

    This is a great look at the Roman Persia conflicts in the 500s This volume is a fascinating peek at the Middle East shortly before the rise of Islam The translation is easy to follow, I couldn t put it down.

  4. says:

    Very engaging and fun to read, now onwards to the vandal and gothic campaigns.

  5. says:

    This volume contains the first two books of Procopius of Caesarea s Wars and, as with all Loeb editions, is a parallel text containing both the ancient Greek and English versions These two books focus on the early Byzantine wars with the Persians hence, sometimes being known as De Bello Persico and conflicts with other groups, such as the Hepthalites and the Lazi These books also contain Procopius famous accounts of the Nika Riots and the Justinianiac Plague.The Eng This volume contains the first two books of Procopius of Caesarea s Wars and, as with all Loeb editions, is a parallel text containing both the ancient Greek and English versions These two books focus on the early Byzantine wars with the Persians hence, sometimes being known as De Bello Persico and conflicts with other groups, such as the Hepthalites and the Lazi These books also contain Procopius famous accounts of the Nika Riots and the Justinianiac Plague.The English translation, despite being somewhat outdated 1914 , still holds up well for a genre like this, much of which is dry, technical details concerning geography and troop movements Although it is not a critical edition, it is an excellent start for scholars interested in the reign of Justinian Casual readers of military history may also find this work intriguing because it gives a general sense of how wars were conducted in the 6th century in terms of battles, but also the influence of logistics and diplomacy

  6. says:

    If you re interested in Byzantine history, at some point, you have to read Procopius He s the main primary source on the 6th Century, and since he was close to the center of power in the empire, he has a lot of insight to offer.While Procopius account of Justinians reign and Belisarius campaigns are informative and entertaining, the translation in this edition leaves something to be desired This is a free Kindle edition, and the original was published in the 19th Century The language of the If you re interested in Byzantine history, at some point, you have to read Procopius He s the main primary source on the 6th Century, and since he was close to the center of power in the empire, he has a lot of insight to offer.While Procopius account of Justinians reign and Belisarius campaigns are informative and entertaining, the translation in this edition leaves something to be desired This is a free Kindle edition, and the original was published in the 19th Century The language of the translation is really old fashioned and belabored You still get the great account, but you sometimes have to untangle Byzantine sentences that would have been streamlined but still convey the same thing by a better translator editor

  7. says:

    It is books like this that make the discovery of the large Gobekli Tepi city complex not that remarkable to me In that region between the Roman Byzantine and Pesian empires rich and large cities, city states and even nations rose and fell rapidly during the constant warring between the two empires Procopius makes a lively telling of this Christian Age of the Roman Empire Romans called John, George, etc and the restless, ambitious, violent Persians that sensed the weakening state of this It is books like this that make the discovery of the large Gobekli Tepi city complex not that remarkable to me In that region between the Roman Byzantine and Pesian empires rich and large cities, city states and even nations rose and fell rapidly during the constant warring between the two empires Procopius makes a lively telling of this Christian Age of the Roman Empire Romans called John, George, etc and the restless, ambitious, violent Persians that sensed the weakening state of this aged imperial civilization

  8. says:

    Interesting history I read the public domain Kindle version Procopius isa politician than a tactician, so this is a high level view of events no sense of the fighting skills and techniques used in the era

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