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Procopius: The Wars

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The Text of The Wars on LacusCurtius

The entire work as we have it today is onsite here in English translation.

As almost always, I retyped the text and the translation rather than scanning them, not only to minimize errors prior to proofreading, but as an opportunity for me to become intimately familiar with the work, an exercise which I heartily recommend. (Well-meaning attempts to get me to scan text, if successful, would merely turn me into some kind of machine: gambit declined.)

I ran a first check immediately after entering each book; then I proofread the text word by word, a check which is meant to be final. In the table of contents below, the sections are therefore shown on blue backgrounds, indicating that I believe the text of them to be completely errorfree; red backgrounds would mean that they still needed that final proofreading. As elsewhere onsite, the header bar at the top of each chapter's webpage will remind you with the same color scheme. Should you spot an error, however . . . please do report it.

Edition Used

Loeb Classical Library, 5 volumes, Greek texts with facing English translation by H. B. Dewing: Harvard University Press, 1914 thru 1928. The text is in the public domain: that of Volumes I‑III because the copyright has lapsed; that of Volumes IV and V, pursuant to the 1978 revision of the U. S. Copyright Code, because the 1924 and 1928 copyrights expired and were not renewed at the appropriate time, which would have been in 1951/52 and 1955/56 respectively. (Details here on the copyright law involved.)

The chapters (shown in the text by large numbers) and the sections (small numbers) mark local links, according to a consistent scheme; you can therefore link directly to any passage.

The page numbers below are those of the Greek text in the Loeb Classical Library edition;
the facing English page numbers are greater by one.

Βιβλίον Κεφάλαια Book Chapters Summary Page
Α´

α´‑θ´

1

1‑9

zzz I:  2

ι´‑ιδ´

10‑14

zzz 76

ιε´‑ιη´

15‑18

zzz 128

ιθ´‑κ´

19‑20

zzz 176

κα´‑κγ´

21‑23

zzz 194

κδ´

24

zzz 218

κε´‑κϛ´

25‑26

zzz 238
Β´

α´‑δ´

2

1‑4

zzz 260

ε´‑ι´

5‑10

zzz 294

ια´‑ιγ´

11‑13

zzz 350

ιδ´‑ιθ´

14‑19

zzz 380

κ´‑κ´

20‑21

zzz 430

κβ´‑κγ´

22‑23

The plague. 450

κδ´‑κε´

24‑25

Counting on Persia being weakened by the plague, the Romans attack Persia. Battle of Anglon, a Persian victory. 472

κϛ´‑λ´

26‑27

Siege of Edessa. 488

κϛ´‑λ´

28‑30

Operations around Petra and in Lazica. 514
Γ´

α´‑β´

3

1‑2

zzz II: 2

γ´‑ζ´

3‑7

zzz 22

η´‑ια´

8‑11

zzz 72

ιβ´‑κε´

12‑25

zzz 110
δ´

α´‑ζ´

4

1‑7

zzz 210

η´‑ιε´

8‑15

zzz 270

ιϛ´‑κα´

16‑21

zzz 282

κβ´‑κζ´

22‑27

zzz 326

κη´‑λ´

28‑30

zzz 392
Ε´

α´‑ζ´

5

1‑7

zzz III: 2

η´‑ιγ´

8‑13

zzz 68

ιδ´‑κγ´

14‑23

zzz 140

κδ´‑κθ´

24‑29

zzz 226
Ϛ´

α´‑ζ´

6

1‑7

zzz 288

η´‑ιε´

8‑15

zzz 358

ιϛ´‑κα´

16‑21

zzz IV: 2

κβ´‑κζ´

22‑27

zzz 56

κη´‑λ´

28‑30

zzz 112
Ζ´

α´‑ζ´

7

1‑7

zzz 150

η´‑ια´

8‑11

zzz 212

ιβ´‑ιε´

12‑15

zzz 248

ιϛ´‑κδ´

16‑24

zzz 280

κε´‑κθ´

25‑29

zzz 368

λ´‑λε´

30‑35

zzz 406

λϛ´‑μ´

36‑40

zzz V: 2
Η´

α´‑ζ´

8

1‑7

zzz 56

η´‑ιδ´

8‑14

zzz 116

ιε´‑ιζ´

15‑17

zzz 206

ιη´‑κ´

18‑20

zzz 234

κα´‑κβ´

21‑22

zzz 270

κγ´

23

The naval battle of Sena Gallica. 286

κδ´‑κε´

24‑25

zzz 302

κϛ´‑κη´

26‑28

Justinian gets serious about the war in Italy, sending Narses with troops and money. Narses sets to work clearing NE Italy. 326

κθ´‑λβ´

29‑32

The battle of Tadinum (Taginae): defeat of the Goths and death of Totila. 352

λγ´‑λε´

33‑35

zzz 388


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