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By Prokopios,Anthony Kaldellis

By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice on the middle of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The mystery History destroyed eternally that emperor's recognition because the nice and benevolent ruler of an enormous Byzantine state.

Faithfully rendered right here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as surprising at the present time because it used to be within the 6th century. Kaldellis' titanic creation addresses, between different subject matters, the ancient history to The mystery History; Prokopios' literary variety and significant subject matters; and the relationships among Prokopios, Justinian, and Empress Theodora. Maps, genealogies, a thesaurus, and a variety of comparable texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and a number of other modern files) improve and aid the examining of this scandalous and suspenseful book.

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