Procopius

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Procopius o Caesarea
Born c. AD 500
Caesarea, Palaestina Prima (Eastern Roman Empire)
Dee'd c. AD 554
Thrift Barrister an legal adviser
Subject Secular history
Notable warks
  • The Wars o Justinian
  • The Biggins o Justinian
  • Secret History

Procopius o Caesarea (Greek: Προκόπιος ὁ Καισαρεύς Procopios o Caisareus, Laitin: Procopius Caesariensis; c. 500 – c. 554 AD) wis a prominent late antique scholar frae Palaestina Prima.[1] Accompanyin the Roman general Belisarius in the wars o the Emperor Justinian, he acame the principal Byzantine historian o the 6t century, writin the Wars (or Histories), the Biggins o Justinian an the nou-celebratit (an infamous) Secret History. He is commonly held tae be the last major historian o the auncient Wastren warld.

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  1. Procopius, John Moorhead, Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing: M–Z, Vol. II, Kelly Boyd, (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999), 962;"Like many Byzantine scholars, Procopius affected a remarkable traditional form of writing".