Procopius’ Account of the Plague in Constantinople, 542 (via Heavenfield)

The beginning of the plague in Justinian’s empire is fairly well characterized  John of Ephesus, Procopius, and  Evagrius Scholasticus. Each of these authors left accounts of the plague from different view points but with some striking similarities. They note that it begins in the Egyptian port of Pelusium spreading east and west, first reaching Alexandria in the west and eventually Constantinople to the east the next year. Constantinople knew it … Read More

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