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Dates: 500 - 562 (Dates are approximate. ) 

Procopius was a sixth-century Byzantine historian from Palestine who is now considered to be the best authority of events during Justinian’s reign. He was an advisor to the general Belisarius and followed him on his military campaigns. In the eight-volume Wars of Justinian, Procopius describes these wars from a first-hand account. He describes the emperor’s building projects in Justinian’s Buildings. His most famous work is Anecdota, or The Secret History, in which he harshly criticizes Justinian and Theodora as well a Belisarius and his wife Antonina. TLM