Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (September 22, 1988)
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The heritage of Theophylact Simocatta, the final historian of classical antiquity, is well-known to be the first resource for info concerning the reign of the emperor Maurice (582-602). but the idiosyncracies of Theophylact's kind have frequently deterred severe research of this crucial interval. via shut exam of Theophylact's narrative and collation with different proof, this research types during the obscurities, biases, and mistakes to bare extra absolutely than ever prior to the interaction of personalities and occasions lower than Maurice. within the strategy, Whitby highlights the significance of the background as a piece worthwhile of research in its personal correct, an instance of the improvement of Greek historiography lower than the effect of Christianity, and a made from the final flowering of classical Greek literature in antiquity.