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El conde Belisario – Robert Graves (7).epub – Ebook download as ePub .epub), Text File .txt) or read book online. Up to 90% off Textbooks at Amazon Canada. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for Students. Count Belisarius has ratings and reviews. William2 said: Robert Graves’s sources for Count Belisarius include some of the great historical work.

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The dialogue is often very stilted and formal. Good-bye to All Thatrevised and republished in proved a success but cost him many of his friends, notably Sassoon. Graves also suffered from shell shock, or neurasthenia as it is sometimes called, although he was never hospitalised for it. Livy, Thucydides, Herodotus, and certainly Xenophon in the Persian war sections.

Per chi non ama belieario descrizioni militari e un ritmo narrativo decisamente lento conviene lasciar perdere. Goodbye to All That: Theodora used her influence to marry off Antonina to Belisarius and school her in the ways that she could influence his subsequent actions.

I can’t begin to hint at the intrigue and casuistry on display here.

Everyone should read this book! Driven by jealousy, the Emperor then sent him off on a suicide mission in North Africa of no belisxrio strategic value, only to discover that a very real threat was surfacing much closer to home.

All this is only setting the scene. The rat-like Justinian and the calculating and cruel Theodora were examples of power that consumes everyone and everything around it, a parasitic monstrosity that fed on the dying body of the Empire and gave nothing back.

Count Belisarius by Robert Graves

The first is that I loved Graves’ Claudius novels and welcomed the opportunity to read another of his books. This put me off somewhat. He received many honors early in his military career and became a favorite of the public in Constantinople.


The exasperated digressions on debates in current Christian theology, as told from the perspective of a reluctant convert who serves a false convert to Christianity, are hilarious. For me, I was a little disappointed; not the same calibre as I Claudius.

Belisarius is purely noble, Justinian purely loathsome – no nuance is on show. I had never readso I took advantage of the mis-delivery and read what was delivered.

The unquestioning faith Belisarius placed in the pathetic little wretch Justinian as god’s appointed ruler, was soul-crushing and maddening. The accounts of his successes in Persia, Carthage, and Italy, are depicted at length.

He also deals with machinations at the court of Justinian and Theodora set against the broader history of that period. The book eel perfect, but it was a great book about a near perfect man.

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This had potential but unfortunately the choices made by Robert Graves make this a deeply unsatisfying read. I want to believe in this fabulous portrait of Belisarius. So I ordered it in hard copy from Amazon and quickly had it in robet hands. Graves or Eugenius takes a dim view of Justinian the Great; he’s shown to be a petulant, indecisive, touchy, and inconstant ruler.

Sure, the Byzantines were capable of some pretty remarkable conve and architectural works, and were a formidable military power. I just went a long way to say a simple thing – Robert Graves was one of the creators of historical fiction.

Count Belisarius

Jul 21, Chadwick rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I certainly hope so. View all 15 comments. At crucial times in Belisarius’ military career that friendship is the only thing beliario kept him from being completely ostracized from court, if not worse, as Justinian grew to fear Belisarius as a potential rival.

Un heroe romano comparable con el Rey Arturo A factual account of the lead general under Justinian, Ad – AD. Open Preview See a Problem? He pulled out a cheap paperback edition of Count Belisarius probably because he knew that I was taking Latin I and particularly interested in Greco-Roman history.

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View all 6 comments. The first bits of intrigue don’t begin until p. It is a military account of Belisarius successfully conquering Persian, Carthaginians and Goths in Rome. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The poor are the first to starve during war, the ones left to be destroyed by the burning of cities and villages and farms, the plunder that the troops believe is their prize for fighting, especially when the Emperor cannot or will not pay his troops.

The novel is set in the sixth century of our era. Sep 04, J. The Empress gravves, Theodora, also a former prostitute, is an old friend of Antonina. Robert Graves was one of the best historical novelists who ever lived, and this book is one of the many showcases of his talent.

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Balisarius, a man of Slavic barbarian birth, rose to be the Emperor Justinian’s greatest general, indeed he was one of the ancient world’s finest strategists. Prix Femina Vie Heureuse Anglais I enjoyed it and it belisarlo easily. Perhaps the distance that time or fantasy provide between subject matter and the ability to address such wrongs is what allows me to emotionally engage.

Due to these efforts Justinian could lay claim to almost all the old Roman Empire, the first ruler for a hundred years. Books by Robert Graves.