Iohannis or De Bellis Lebycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus (Hardback)
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Short Description for Iohannis or De Bellis Lebycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus This is a translation of Flavius Cresconius Corippus' epic work - "Iohannis" or "De Bellis Libycis". It provides historical information about the reign of Justinian, about the wars of reconquest this emperor waged, and about the native Berber tribes of North Africa.
- Published: 30 September 1998
- Format: Hardback 232 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780773482425 ISBN 10: 0773482423
Full description for Iohannis or De Bellis Lebycis of Flavius Cresconius Corippus
Offers a translation of a poem by a sixth century African poet, based on a 1970 Cambridge text of the poem. An introduction focuses first on Corippus' treatment of the historical material and the strategy of the Emperor Justinian, and then on his role as apologist for the Empire and the problems this presented, and on his performance as poet and propagandist. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.