Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine past due within the fifth century, grew to become a attorney. In 527 CE he was once made criminal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander opposed to the Persians, and went with Belisarius back in 533 opposed to the Vandals and in 535 opposed to the Ostrogoths. someday after 540 he again to Constantinople. He can have been that Procopius who used to be prefect of Constantinople in 562, however the date of his loss of life (after 558) is unknown.
Procopius's History of the Wars in eight books recounts the Persian Wars of emperors Justinus and Justinian right down to 550 (2 books); the Vandalic warfare and after-events in Africa 532–546 (2 books); the Gothic battle opposed to the Ostrogoths in Sicily and Italy 536–552 (3 books); and a cartoon of occasions to 554 (1 book). the full is composed principally of army background, with a lot information regarding peoples and areas to boot, and approximately particular occasions. He was once a diligent, cautious, really appropriate narrator of evidence and advancements and indicates sturdy powers of description. he's simply to the empire's enemies and boldly criticises emperor Justinian. different works by means of Procopius are the Anecdota or Secret History—vehement assaults on Justinian, Theodora, and others; and The structures of Justinian (down to 558 CE) together with roads and bridges in addition to church buildings, forts, hospitals, etc in a variety of components of the empire.
The Loeb Classical Library variation of Procopius is in seven volumes.