American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Procopius fl. sixth century A.D. Byzantine historian during the reign of Justinian I. He wrote histories of the Persian, Vandal, and Gothic wars and Anecdota, an attack on Justinian.
“Theodoric, and the professions of his successor, in Procopius,”
“I have seen an ingenious model, contrived and executed by General Melville, which imitates or surpasses the art of antiquity.] 82 The description of this mausoleum, or mole, in Procopius, (l.i. c.”
“M.] 28 The third book of Procopius is terminated by the death of Germanus, (Add.l. iv. c.”
“Few men have more exquisitely tasted of glory and disgrace; nor could Juvenal (Satir. x.) produce a more striking example of the vicissitudes of fortune, and the vanity of human wishes.] 3 This last epithet of Procopius is too nobly translated by pirates; naval thieves is the proper word; strippers of garments, either for injury or insult,”
“M.] 94 The chronology of Procopius is loose and obscure; but with the aid of Pagi I can discern that”
“The cultivation of flax supposes property, commerce, agriculture, and manufactures] 10 I have used, without undertaking to reconcile, the facts in Procopius, (Goth.l. ii. c.”
“Bomare and Miller.] 15 For the name and nation, the situation and manners, of the Sclavonians, see the original evidence of the vith century, in Procopius, (Goth.l. ii.c. 26, l.”
“M.] 135 See the fate of Phirouz, or Perozes, and its consequences, in Procopius, (Persic.l. i. c.”
“Justinian, was the same through which the Mahometans penetrated into the empire.] 91 The expression of Procopius is remarkable.”
“Wisigothorum, 'with illustrative extracts from Isidore and Procopius, which is printed at the end of Nivellius' edition.”
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