By Christopher Lillington-Martin
This quantity goals to motivate discussion and collaboration among overseas students by way of providing new literary and ancient interpretations of the sixth-century author Procopius of Caesarea, the foremost historian of Justinian’s reign. even though scholarship on Procopius has flourished for the reason that 2004, while the final monograph in English on Procopius was once released, there has no longer been a set of essays at the topic when you consider that 2000. paintings on Procopius given that 2004 has been surveyed by way of Geoffrey Greatrex in his foreign bibliography; Peter Sarris has revised the 1966 Penguin Classics translation of, and brought, Procopius’ Secret History (2007); and Anthony Kaldellis has edited, translated and brought Procopius’ Secret background, with comparable texts (2010), and revised and modernised H.B. Dewing’s Loeb translation of Procopius’ Wars as The Wars of Justinian in 2014.
This quantity capitalises at the renaissance in Procopius-related reports by way of showcasing contemporary paintings on Procopius in all its variety and vibrancy. It deals methods that shed new mild on Procopius’ texts by way of evaluating them with numerous correct textual assets. particularly, the amount will pay shut cognizance to the textual content and examines what it achieves as a literary paintings and what it says as an ancient product.
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