The Age of Faith: Byzantine Civilization

I'm catching up entries from a couple of chapters now read. In Chapter Six, “Byzantine Civilization”, Will Durant covers Byzantine culture from 326-565. We hear of the philosopher Hypatia and her brutal death and are introduced to the historian Procopius. Durant cites Procopius throughout the early chapters of The Age of Faith, but he is careful to indicate the bias Procopius seems to have brought to his subject. St. Sophia is described as Justinian's “supreme achievement, more lasting than his conquests or his laws,” and in art, “the mood of the age preferred color to line.”

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One Response to The Age of Faith: Byzantine Civilization

  1. Procopius’ Secret History is a treat. Poisonous delight.

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