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Title Procopius of Caesarea : literary and historical interpretations / edited by Christopher Lillington-Martin and Elodie Turquois
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents Pt. I Revisiting Procopius -- 1.Writing about Procopius then and now / Averil Cameron -- 2.The greatness of Procopius / Michael Whitby -- 3.The wor(l)ds of Procopius / Peter Van Nuffelen -- pt. II Literary tropes -- 4.How to interpret Procopius' preface to the Wars / Geoffrey Greatrex -- 5.Narrator and participant in Procopius' Wars / Alan J. Ross -- pt. III Persian wars -- 6.Exploring the structure of Persian War: amplification in Procopius' narrative / Lyvia Vasconcelos Baptista -- 7.Procopius and Boethius: Christian philosophy in the Persian Wars / James Murray -- pt. IV Characterisation -- 8.Procopius and the characterization of Bessas: where history meets historiography / Conor Whately -- 9.Reinventing Theoderic in Procopius' Gothic War / Charles Pazdernik -- pt. V Military and legal history comparisons
Summary Presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian's reign, this volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars. Although scholarship on Procopius has flourished since 2004, when the last monograph in English on Procopius was published, there has not been a collection of essays on the subject since 2000. Work on Procopius since 2004 has been surveyed by Geoffrey Greatrex in his international bibliography; Peter Sarris has revised the 1966 Penguin Classics translation of, and introduced, Procopius' Secret History (2007); and Anthony Kaldellis has edited, translated and introduced Procopius' Secret History, with related texts (2010), and has recently revised and modernised H.B. Dewing's Loeb translation of Procopius' Wars as The Wars of Justinian in 2014. This volume capitalises on the renaissance in Procopius-related studies by showcasing recent work on Procopius in all its diversity and vibrancy. It offers approaches that shed new light on Procopius' texts by comparing them with a variety of relevant textual sources. In particular, the volume pays close attention to the text and examines what it achieves as a literary work and what it says as an historical product
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 27, 2017)
Subject Procopius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Historians -- Greece.
Byzantium -- History -- Justinian I, 527-565 -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Lillington-Martin, Christopher, editor
Turquois, Elodie E. (Elodie Eva), 1986- editor
ISBN 131707548X (electronic bk.)
9781317075486 (electronic bk.)