• On Buildings See large image

    On Buildings (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Procopius, Translated by B.H. Dewing, Translated by G. Downey

    $23.95 - Save $2.05 (7%) - RRP $26.00 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionProcopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine late in the 5th century, became a lawyer. In 527 CE he was made legal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander against the Persians, and went with Belisarius again in 533 against the Vandals and in 535 against the Ostrogoths. Sometime after 540 he returned to Constantinople. He may have been that Procopius who was prefect of Constantinople in 562, but the date of his death (after 558) is unknown. Procopius's "History of the Wars" in 8 books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian down to 550 (2 books); the Vandalic War and after-events in Africa 532546 (2 books); the Gothic War against the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536552 (3 books); and a sketch of events to 554 (1 book). The whole consists largely of military history, with much information about peoples and places as well, and about special events. He was a diligent, careful, judicious narrator of facts and developments and shows good powers of description. He is just to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. Other works by Procopius are the "Anecdota" or "Secret History"vehement attacks on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and "The Buildings of Justinian" (down to 558 CE) including roads and bridges as well as churches, forts, hospitals, and so on in various parts of the empire. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Procopius is in seven volumes.

Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for On Buildings

    On Buildings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Procopius, Translated by B.H. Dewing, Translated by G. Downey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 561
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780674993785
    ISBN 10: 0674993780

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000, HIS002010
    LC classification: DF
    DC22: 880.8
    DC21: 880.8
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 December 1940
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass