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The Secret History

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The Secret History by Prokopios
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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 other topics, the historical background to The Secret History ; Prokopios' literary style and major themes; and the relationships between Prokopios, Justinian, and Empress Theodora. Maps, genealogies, a glossary, and a selection of related texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and several contemporary documents) enhance and support the reading of this scandalous and suspenseful book.

Author Biography

Anthony Kaldellis is Professor of Greek and Latin, The Ohio State University.
Release date Australia
March 15th, 2010
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Edited by Anthony Kaldellis
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Pages
276
ISBN-13
9781603841818
Product ID
3967234

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