Secret History Author:Procopius "The outstanding example of vituperative literature that has come down to us from all antiquity." ---Arthur E.R. Boak — In this "history without scruples," one of Justinian's courtiers tells the behind-the-scenes story of the emperor, his consort Theodora, and their Byzantine world of the sixth century A.D. It is written with all the passion of a... more » revolted conscience - and with a good deal of personal malice. There has never been a more calculated attempt to discredit an entire reign in the eyes of posterity.
Translated by Richard Atwater; foreword by Arthur E.R. Boak.« less