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Procopius

(c. 500—562)


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(c. 500–c. 562),

Byzantine historian, born in Caesarea in Palestine. He accompanied Justinian's general Belisarius on his campaigns between 527 and 540. His principal works are the History of the Wars of Justinian and On Justinian's Buildings. The authenticity of his attack on Justinian, the Secret History, has often been doubted but is now generally accepted.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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