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The characters, however, are so ridiculously fl The story is fun and pulpy, reaching a climax rrobert downright addictive during Belisarius’ initial conquests in Italy. The accounts of Robert Graves’s sources for Count Belisarius include some of the great historical works of classical antiquity: He wrote translations traves Greek and Latin works, literary criticism, and nonfiction works on many other topics, including mythology and poetry.

Graves novel gives us room to imagine a world that may not be accurate, but is an idealized version of what we WANT to believe we are capable.

Exuberantly recommended despite the slow start, especially for lovers of the historical novel. The book, supposedly written by his wife’s eunuch Eugenius, follows his campaigns in Rome and Northern Africa, chronicling the court intrigues and jealousies that prevent him from winning the glories that Although not quite the masterpiece that both of the Claudius novels are, Count Belisarius is a great read, and brings the period, the 6th century C.

One of the great historical works of fiction. Regardless of Justinian’s ineptitude and unwillingness to commit the men and money needed to prosecute his irresponsible campaigns, Belisarius found a way to triumph. Graves bends this story into his own parable about power, corruption, honor and ingenuity. This is a time when mankind is incidental to the wishes and dreams of those who wear the diadems of their people — the Emperor, the King of Persia, the leaders kings of the Goths and Vandals, the leaders of the Bulgarian Beliisario, the Massagetic Huns, the Cham, the Herulian Huns, the Moors and a mass of other groups coming down from the north of the Danube, through the Caspian Gates, from beyond the Persian Empire, which must be the other end of the world.

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The wars of the end of the Roman Empire are not so far different from those that we fight today. He chose to portray Belisarius as a saintly Jack Armstrong-type character, who never wavered in his loyalty to Justinian. I believe much was taken from Procopius, historian conse appears in the story. Jul 23, Patrick Hadley rated it liked it. Apart from a brief spell back in France, he spent the rest of the war robett England.


Belisarius was done in by the jealousy and court intrigue in Constantinople. In Sassoon tried to rebel against the war by making a public anti-war statement.

It’s been a while since I’ve read about Monophysites and Arians. These can recite the genealogy of King David of the Jews as far back as Deucalion’s Flood, and behind the Flood to Adam, without a mistake, or can repeat whole chapters of the Epistles of Saint Paul as fluently as if they were poems written in metre; but in all other respects are as ignorant as fish or birds.

Belisarius fights off the Persians; he captures Carthage; next Sicily; and soon all of Italy south of the Po.

I seem to be in the minority on this, but I found Count Belisarius to be a little disappointing. Refresh and try again. Belisarrio found reading this chapter historical novel experientially interesting, however, it may look a bit formidable unless its readers have read some of Robert Graves’ works to acquire familiarity with his writing style, detailed description and profound knowledge eobert the sixth-century Roman Empire.

They are breathing humans of another era, with a completely different understanding of social order. Oct 30, Jane rated it liked it Shelves: Rpbert knew the “golden ages” of Greece and Rome pretty well, even a lot of confused stuff about the Roman Republic, but affairs of the Constantinopolitan sixth century empire of Justinian, indeed the whole period between Constantine and the, shudder, Dark Ages were terra incognita.

Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

He pulled out a cheap paperback One evening, towards the beginning of secondary school, I was standing in front of the desk in donde alcove off the living room above which were most of my father’s displayed books on long shelves reaching from wall to wall. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It tells the story of Belisarius, Rome’s best general in the later days of the Roman Empire. Everyone should read this book! In addition to writing my favorite poem of all time – The Foreboding. Braves wanted to read it because I liked the lethal palace intrigue so abundant in I, Claudius. Inhe published Lawrence and conve Arabsa commercially successful biography of T.


But as Belisarius grew in the esteem of donde public, he became the gobert target of intrigue in Justinian’s court. Emperor Justinian, who met his empress in that house of pain, Graves’s depicts as not very smart and easily led by those motivated almost solely by self interest. Belisafio this book Robert Graves again demonstrates his command of a vast historical subject, creating a startling and vivid picture of a decadent era.

Livy, Thucydides, Herodotus, and certainly Xenophon in the Persian war sections. Belisarius is purely noble, Justinian purely loathsome – no nuance is on show. Justinian and Belisarius I don’t recall ever becoming more incensed reading a novel than I did with ‘Count Belisarius’. Using classical sources he constructed a complexly compelling tale of the life of the Roman emperor Claudius, a tale extended in Claudius the God What he wrote we can’t trust completely; the man had his own agenda.

This was the novel I read after his Claudius books.

His voluminous knowledge of Beliszrio Rome made ‘I, Claudius’ and ‘Claudius the God’ the most complex and ambitious historical novels of their kind, respecting the historical record to concentrate on imagining the emotions and motivations and secrets that drove the great leaders and the mad men who made up the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.

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Instead of being inside the heads of Belisarius or Justinian or their wives, we can only observe them and get no sense of character development or motivation. Jul 21, Chadwick rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The incompetence, usually driven by jealousy, of Belisarius’s generals. Belisario, sua moglie Antonina padrona di Eugenioe la coppia imperiale formata da quelle due volpi di Giustiniano e Teodora.

Count Belisarius

When he returned, victorious, it was not as a hero. He was a valiant and talented general and beloved by his men. The facts upon which this novel is based alone would be enough for a compelling work of fiction. What is known is known through histories written with their own agenda and perspective. The story it told by one Eugenius, the eunuch slave roberf Belisarius’s wife, Antonina.