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I find it difficult to work up a self-righteous robret over anything anymore; it’s too easy to become inured to atrocity and hypocrisy when you’re bombarded by examples of it every time you glance at a monitor.

There is the overwhelming destruction of the populace, both rich and poor, loss of family names, bwlisario, wealth, and often life. Product details Hardcover Publisher: The book wasn’t perfect, but it was a great book about a near perfect man.

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Belisarius was a roman general who served Justinian in the sixth century. Worth reading also to get a good impression of “perfect man” of orbert Medieval period.

These shortcomings didn’t make the book unenjoyable, but they are something that a lot of historical fiction could do better. Belisarius may also have been one of the most famous cuckhold’s of the ancient world. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from grwves restaurants. Belisarius’ patience and stoicism is inspiring. Graves’ eye for historical detail and encyclopedic knowledge of his source material make the fictional world truly engrossing, and kept me happily reading.

Nov 13, A. The poor are the first to starve during war, the ones left to be destroyed by the burning of cities and villages and farms, the plunder that the troops believe is their prize for fighting, especially when the Emperor cannot or will not pay his troops.


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Count Belisarius

Graves writes in the style of Classical authors. It’s been a while since I’ve read about Monophysites and Arians.

Belisarius fights off the Persians; he captures Carthage; next Sicily; and soon all of Italy south of the Po. Justinian once again portrayed himself as the brilliant warrior-pope, while the General was stigmatized by slanderous lies. I just went a long way to say a simple thing – Robert Graves was one of the creators of historical fiction.

That’s my guess, anyway. The first is that I loved Graves’ Claudius novels and welcomed the opportunity to read another of his books. The most interesting and well-drawn characters are actually their wives Antoninus and Theodora. The accounts of his successes in Persia, Carthage, and Italy, are depicted at length.

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Graves also attempts to write in the style of a contemporary Roman text. Robert Graves was the absolute master of historical fiction, and perhaps better equipped than any 20th Century writer to create a story that dances with ease among blisario marble statuary of accepted facts and dates, acknowledging their weight, and placement. Un heroe romano comparable con el Rey Arturo Told from the point of a eunuch slave who served Belisarius’s wife, the book reads like an ancient historical account.

All this is only setting the scene. I ordered it on my eReader and the weirdest thing happened. Belisarius was handsome, athletic and brilliant. This put me off somewhat. Lists with This Book. A more readable fictional account of the events later in Belisarius’s life is the novel Immortal Africanus by Matthew Jordan Storm. Times were tough, though, and their world was greatly impoverished when compared to the heights of the Roman Empire which is one reason why Belisarius’s armies only number in the low tens of thousands, sometimes less, and were often poorly kitted out and supplied.


In my most recent move I accept my inner gypsyI faced the daunting task of transporting hundreds of books from my old house, to my new place and also a storage facility.

The Roman Empire of the West still exists in name only, and Justinian wants to reclaim it but does not have the wisdom or the intelligence to do that. Graves had a long list of impressive accomplishments — as a classicist whose translation of Suetonius remains a standard, and whose two volume retelling and revolutionary critique of ‘The Greek Myths’ heralded a more modern, psychological and anthropological approach; he applied this methodology more specifically in ‘The White Goddess’, which explored cross-cultural themes in mythology relating to the shift from matriarchal structures in hunter-gatherer societies, to the patriarchal structures that emerged with the development of agriculture.

Good-bye to All Thatrevised and republished in proved a success but cost him many of his friends, notably Sassoon. They are on the inside of all that happens in the Eastern Empire. Belisarius is portrayed as impossibly good and honourable and both of the main female characters Antonina and Theodora, Justinian’s wife spend much time scheming.