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Procopius: The Secret History

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The Empress Theodora and attendants

The Secret History (Greek: Ἀπόκρυφη Ἱστορία Apókryphe Historía, Latin: Historia Arcana) by Procopius of Caesarea is a scurrilous account of events at the Byzantine court of Justinian and Theodora in the mid-sixth century CE.

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  Free Online Texts

Documenta Catholica Omnia: Historia Arcana. Greek text, PDF format.

Gutenberg: The Secret History of the Court of Justinian. English text, multiple formats.

LacusCurtius: The Secret History, Translated by H.P. Dewing. HTML format.

Medieval History Sourcebook: The Secret History, translated by Richard Atwater. HTML format.

Perseus: Historia Arcana (Anecdota). Greek text, edited by Michael Krascheninnikov. HTML and XML formats. The Secret History, translated by Richard Atwater (1927). HTML format.

University of Adelaide: The Secret History of the Court of Justinian. English translation, multiple formats.

Wikisource: The Secret History, Translated by H.P. Dewing. HTML format, downloadable via bookcreator.

Other Resources

Suda Online: Procopius.

Time: What the QAnon of the 6th Century Teaches Us About Conspiracies, by Roland Betancourt, 3 February 2021.

Wikipedia: Procopius.

Wiksource/Catholic Encyclopedia (1913): Procopius.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Procopius: The Wars of Justinian.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


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