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The Secret History by Procopius - 1st thus - 1990 - from Adelaide Booksellers and Biblio.com

The Secret History

by Procopius

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London: The Folio Society. 1990. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Colour illustrations. Bookplate to the preliminary pages. 151 pages Procopius' exposure of the vicious side of 6th century Byzantium, translated by G.A. Williamson. . 1st thus. Hardback.

G.A. Williamson was born in 1895 and was a Classical Exhibitioner at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He was Senior Classics Master at Norwich School from 1922 to 1960. He also translated Josephus: The Jewish War (1959) and Procopius: The Secret History (1966) for the Penguin Classics. He died in 1982.




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