Biography of Procopius

Procopius of Caesarea (c.500-565) was a prominent late antique Byzantine Greek scholar from Palaestina Prima.

The writings of Procopius are the primary source of information for the rule of the emperor Justinian I.

His Secret History was unknown for centuries until it was discovered in the Vatican Library. It was published in Lyon by Niccolò Alamanni in 1623.

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c.500 – He is born.

527 – He becomes the legal adviser (adsessor) for Belisarius.

532 – He witnesses the Nika riots.

553 – He finishes writing his History of the Wars.

550, 558, or 562 – He finishes writing his Secret History.

c.565 – He dies.

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