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Belisarius is portrayed as impossibly good and honourable and both of the Late Roman historical fiction with a solid base in fact. Did Robert Graves abuse history in writing this? Oct 30, Jane rated it liked it Shelves: At the Battle of the Somme he was so badly wounded by a shell-fragment through the lung that he was expected to die, and indeed was officially reported as ‘died of wounds’. Senza dimenticare la costante minaccia dei persiani, pronti a cogliere l’occasione per espandersi di nuovo.

Belisarius was born in A. The first is that I loved Graves’ Claudius novels and welcomed the opportunity to read another of his books. Good-bye to All Thatrevised and republished in proved a success but cost him many of his friends, notably Sassoon. Late Roman historical fiction with a solid base in fact. In my most recent move Brlisario 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. What was most interesting about the book, though, was Graves’ concentration on questions of defense, and the problems associated with martial preparation tobert national identity in a large and rapidly crumbling multiethnic empire.


But first I had to acquire a copy of the book. Niet het boek dat ik verwachtte, maar desalniettemin wel interessant. If you can imagine Darth Vader as a good guy, you will have some sort of idea of Robert Graves was one of the best historical novelists who ever lived, and this book is one of the many showcases of his talent.

Balisarius, a man of Slavic barbarian birth, rose to be the Emperor Justinian’s greatest general, indeed he was one of the ancient world’s finest strategists. He pulled out a cheap paperback edition of Count Belisarius probably because he knew that I was taking Latin I and particularly interested in Greco-Roman history.

The preening, jealous figure of the Emperor Justinian is somehow able to grind the tattered remnants of the Empire into shreds without anyone raising more than a failed assasination attempt as a rebellion. If you like any of the belisaio histories mentioned, you will like this book.

Count Belisarius

Quotes from Count Belisarius. Antonina is an old friend of Theodora’s and has a place in the imperial palace as Theodora’s bed-chamber woman.

Perhaps the distance that time or fantasy provide between subject matter and the ability to address such wrongs is what allows me to emotionally engage. While at Charterhouse inhe fell in love with G. Meanwhile the Theban thief, who could not read, had run on to safety across the boundary. The incompetence, usually driven by jealousy, of Belisarius’s generals. As the General in command of Justinian’s army, Belisarius proved himself to belisaruo a military genius time and again.


Through Sassoon, he also became friends with Wilfred Owen, whose talent he recognised. In going through the boxes of books, I re-discover old friends that I had forgotten about.

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Bread is good and water is good, but the bodily malnutrition that may be observed in prisoners or poor peasants who are reduced to this diet has its counterpart in the spiritual malnutrition of certain clerics. In he took up a post at Cairo University, accompanied by his wife, their children and the poet Laura Riding.

What really happens in the narrative of Eugenius is a fascinating lesson in war — war of that time and, if the reader is paying attention, war of all time.

Another historical novel by Graves, Count Belisariusrecounts the career of the Byzantine general Belisarius. He was Emperor Robertt most successful general. The death of Justinian did not make life easier for the almost saintly Belisarius, whose thoughts largely remain a mystery, connde trusted man-servant narrating the tale instead. The period is early and mid-6th century.

By he had published more braves works.