Very little is known about Procopius. He was born in Palestine
around AD 500 and fought for the Byzantine Empire in Persia, Africa
G. A. Williamson (1895-1982) also translated Josephus: The Jewish Wars (1959) and Eusebius: The History of the Church (1965) for Penguin Classics.
Peter Sarris is a University Lecturer in Early Medieval History and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.