Procopius of Caesarea


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Introduction 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 II. Literary Tropes 4. How to interpret Procopius' preface to the Wars Franco Basso and Geoffrey Greatrex 5. Narrator and Participant in Procopius' Wars Alan Ross III. Persian Wars 6. Exploring the structure of Persian Wars: amplification in Procopius' narrative Lyvia Vasconcelos Baptista 7. Procopius and Boethius: Christian Philosophy in the Persian Wars James Murray IV. Characterisation 8. Procopius and the Characterization of Bessas: Where History Meets Historiography Conor Whately 9. Reinventing Theoderic in Procopius' Gothic War Charles Pazdernik
V. Military and Legal History Comparisons 10. Procopius, / quaestor, Codex Justinianus, I.27 and Belisarius' strategy in the Mediterranean Christopher Lillington-Martin 11. Justinian's Laws and Procopius' Wars Marion Kruse 12. Comparing Procopius and Malalas Ian Colvin VI. Social History Comparisons 13. Roman or Barbarian? Ethnic Identities and Political Loyalties in the Balkans according to Procopius Alexander Sarantis 14. Landownership and Rural Society in the Writings of Procopius Peter Sarris
VII. Receptions 15. Scaliger's Lie? A Note on "Project Procopius" Federico Montinaro VIII. The Aftermath 16. Epilogue Anthony Kaldellis Bibliography

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Christopher Lillington-Martin undertook postgraduate research, specialising in Late Antiquity, at Oxford and Reading Universities after studying at Wales (Swansea), Barcelona and Bristol Universities. He has published Procopius-related research on Dara and Rome, Belisarius and the Goths. He participates in late antique archaeology projects (e.g. Pollentia, Mallorca), is a member of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and a Visitor of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Elodie Turquois completed a DPhil in Classical Languages and Literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford, in 2013 after receiving an undergraduate degree in Classics at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her dissertation was a typology of the material and the visual across all of Procopius' works. Her work focuses on the representation of material culture in literature, literary theory and reception, rhetoric and technical writing.

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