Modern Classics Count Belisarius

Paperback | August 29, 2006

byRobert GravesForeword byJohn Jul Norwich

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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 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 de...

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The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire. Invaders threatened on all frontiers, 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 d...

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Ma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 1.05 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141188138

ISBN - 13:9780141188133

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Byzantine indeed, and inspiring Robert "I, Claudius" Graves does it again, a masterful account of a military hero who should not go unheralded even in our own time, especially in our own time, a man of courage, a man of principle, a man of integrity, a model of a man, despite all odds, in a world of corruption and vice, rendered comprehensively, authoritatively, and rivetingly by perhaps the best writer of historical fiction of all time. The age of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, the sixth century after Christ, comes to unforgettable life, in a winner, an inspiration, one of the finest literary evocations ever surely of what it takes to become a true blue hero and saint. Check it out.
Date published: 2010-02-03