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Count Belisarius is a historical novel by Robert Graves, first published inrecounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius (AD –). Just as Graves's Claudius novels (I, Claudius and Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina) were based on The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius and other Roman sources, Count Belisarius is largely based on Procopius's History of Justinian's Wars Author: Robert Graves.
Robert Graves's sources for Count Belisarius include some of the great historical works of classical antiquity: Livy, Thucydides, Herodotus, and certainly Xenophon in the Persian war sections.
The novel is set in the sixth century of our era. Belisarius is perhaps the last loyal general the Roman Empire can still count 4/5. This book is set in the waning days of the Roman Empire, in the s AD. The Christian Emperor Justinian is suspicious and dis-trustful of his greatest general Belisarius.
The book is actually told mostly from the perspective of Belisarius's wife, as the narrator is his wife's eunuch slave/5(95). Count Belisarius Part 2 of 2 book is a series of science fiction novels written by David Drake and Eric Flint.
The story follows Flavius Belisarius, a real historical figure. +The Story. Belisarius is primarily science fiction though some might describe it more accurately as alternative history. It chronicles the war between two competing societies.
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5 out of 5 stars. Count Belisarius. Count Belisarius: a novel by Robert Graves (); Ostensibly written from the viewpoint of the eunuch Eugenius, servant to Belisarius's wife, but actually based on Procopius's history, the book portrays Belisarius as a solitary honorable man in a corrupt world, and paints a vivid picture of not only his startling military feats but also the.
The Belisarius Series is a fictional saga co-written by David Drake and Eric Flint and published by Baen Books. The premise of the series is that a war between two competing societies in the future spills over to 6th century New Gods back the Malwa Empire of India and commence attempts to conquer the world and stamp out meritorious accomplishment as a means to privilege and instead.
Hughes covers every tribe, major and minor, and every ruler, major and minor, that had any impact on the burgeoning Byzantine Empire before Justinian took the throne. This is wonderful information, but contributes little to the main part of the book concerned with Belisarius the general, and at times Count Belisarius Part 2 of 2 book almost irrelevant in that s: Threatened by invaders on all sides, the Roman Empire in the sixth century fought to maintain its borders.
Leading its defense was the Byzantine general Belisarius, a man who earned the grudging respect of his enemies, and who rose to become the Emperor Justinian’s greatest military leader. Count Belisarius is a historical novel by Robert Graves, first published inrecounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius (AD –).
Just as Graves's Claudius novels (I, Claudius and Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina) were based on The Twelve Caesars of Suetonius and other Roman sources, Count Belisarius is largely based on Procopius's History of Justinian's Wars.
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See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used fromReviews: Book 2 In the Heart of Darkness; Belisarius Saga, Book 2 Aide holds all human knowledge - but he cannot act by himself. Count Belisarius, the greatest general of the age and perhaps of all ages, must outwit the evil empire - and then, when there is no longer room to maneuver, to meet it sword-edge to sword-edge, because evil cannot be.
Count Belisarius won the Prix Femina in Aprilshortly after it was published, and although some consider it among his best novels,10 others do not Richard Perceval Graves finds the book to be overloaded with historical details, and (echoing the reviewer of mentioned above) the hero to.
Count Belisarius Summary. The events of Count Belisarius take place in the sixth century in the Mediterranean region. In the society of that time and place, religion, especially Christianity, was often regarded as a political matter, with not only individual people but whole populations shifting from one religion to another when political or military power shifted from one religious faction to.
Count Belisarius by Robert Graves,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Books 2; Read an excerpt of this book. best known for his historical novels, which include I, Claudius, Claudius, the God, The Golden Fleece, King Jesus, and Count Belisarius.
Robert Graves served in combat in World War I and was gravely wounded at the Battle of the Somme. the bailiff's son, an Armenian boy of his own age who had played. count belisarius by Robert Graves ‧ RELEASE DATE: Nov. 21, A vigorous tale, lacking the completely distinctive qualities of a hero that made Claudius so exceptional, Belisarius retains the same meticulously arranged background and skilful recapturing of a period — the Byzantine empire of the 6th century.
Hughes has written a lively and detailed account of Belisarius’s remarkable career.” - Adrian Goldsworthy, author of The Complete Roman Army Belisarius (c. – AD) was the greatest general of the Eastern Roman Empire and is among history’s most notable military personalities. At the age of 29, he twice defeated the Persians and reconquered North Africa from the Vandals,/5(25).
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Invaders threatened on all fronties, but they grew to respect and fear the name of Belisarius, the Emperor Justinian's greatest general. TITLE: Count Belisarius.
FROM BOOK: "The Whole Roman Empires loved Belisarius, except the emperor -- who hated him". AUTHOR: Robert Graves. PUBLISHER: Penguin Books Seller Rating: % positive. Leading its defense was the Byzantine general Belisarius, a man who earned the grudging respect of his enemies, and who rose to become Emperor Justinian’s greatest military leader.
Loosely based on Procopius’s History of the Justinian Wars and Secret History, this novel tells the Belisarius’s story through the eyes of Eugenius, a eunuch.
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Other generals and the emperor Justinian serve as counter-examples of Belisaurius and also reflect the time he lived. The book wasn't perfect, but it was a great book about a near perfect man. 'Count Belisarius' does make me want to dig deeper into Procopius' History.
Belisarius, Byzantine general, the leading military figure in the age of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I (–). As one of the last important figures in the Roman military tradition, he led imperial armies against the Sasanian empire (Persia) and the Vandal kingdom of North Africa, among others.
The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire. Invaders threatened on all fronties, but they grew to respect and fear the name of Belisarius, the Emperor Justinian's greatest general.
With this book Robert Graves again demonstrates his command of a vast historical subject, creating a startling and vivid picture of a decadent era.
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The historian Edward Gibbon, in his work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, wrote that Belisarius “Was born. 1 Future-beings Aide Link 2 Romans Romans In General Abbu Belisarius Antonina Photius Procopius Valentinian Anastasius Narses Irene Sittas John of Rhodes Justinian Theodora Michael of Macedonia Callopodius the Blind Anna Agathius Theodoran Cohort 3 Maratha Maratha In General Shakuntala.
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Back in Constantinople the Emperor Justinian, jealous.The Belisarius series is a alternate history sci-fi series by American novelists David Drake and Eric Flint. The books were written by Flint based on Drake’s plots. The series revolves around real-life historical figure Flavius Belisarius and a war between two societies that finds its way to 6th century Earth.Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history fiction, with three million books in print.
He’s the author/creator of the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series starting with first novel With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, and with David Weber collaborated on and The Baltic War and.