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By exposing the perversion repression corruption and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was in the sixth century. Kaldellis' substantial Introduction addresses among other topics the historical background to The Secret History; Prokopios' literary style and major themes; and the relationships between Prokopios Justinian and Empress Theodora. Maps genealogies a glossary and a selection of related texts (including excerpts from Prokopios' Wars and Buildings and several contemporary documents) enhance and support the reading of this scandalous and suspenseful book.