(Count Belisarius) [PDF/EBOOK] ☆ Robert Graves

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  • Count Belisarius
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  • 28 January 2020
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Summary å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert Graves Robert Graves ´ 9 Summary Free download Count Belisarius ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub O respect and fear the name of Belisarius the Emperor Justinian's greatest general With this book Robert Graves ag. I seem to be in the minority on this but I found Count Belisarius to be a little disappointing I ve not read any Graves before and I picked this particular novel over the well known I Claudius because I ve always thought Belisarius life story was pretty cool and conveniently contained a bunch of dramatic elements that make it an accessible story a military prodigy honourable and loyal to an Emperor that often doubts and fears him fighting to restore the Western Roman Empire and struggling with the plots and betrayals of supposed allies who are jealous of his prowess The Last Roman as he is sometimes romantically called was victorious on three different continents was the last Roman general to celebrate a triumph captured Rome and Carthage and fought with and alongside Goths Vandals Huns Slavs Bulgars Persians Moors and Graves writes in the style of Classical authors The conceit is that this is the biography of Belisarius as written by his wife s trusted domestic slave and it possesses many of the flourishes and literary devices common to that period But if I m going to read something of that sort I d rather just go to the source itself and read some Procopius directly Of course if I did that I would miss out on the fact that Count Belisarius is actually a biography of the military leader s remarkable wife Antonina and her close childhood friend the Empress Theodora This is a nice approach both women are fascinating figures in their own right but it wasn t enough in itself to really hook meThe dialogue is often very stilted and formal Belisarius is of an archetypal Roman hero than an actual character with his only flaws being an excess of virtue Many other characters suffer similarly being a collection of identifiable traits rather than fleshed out personalities Everything is kept at a distance at arm s length and everything is very dry told in the same dusty tone By the halfway mark I found myself skimming and I read the rest of the book in that fashion hoping it would grab me again at some point but it never really did Advanced ECG 2nd ED particular novel over the well known I Claudius because I ve always thought Belisarius life story was Source Book of Medical History pretty cool and conveniently contained a bunch of dramatic elements that make it an accessible story a military Get Your Lump on with Lumpy Space Princess prodigy honourable and loyal to an Emperor that often doubts and fears him fighting to restore the Western Roman Empire and struggling with the The Cordax Mondotta The Adventures of Avery Avedaan #1 plots and betrayals of supposed allies who are jealous of his Domingo Franco Patriot and Martyr of the Philippine Revolution prowess The Last Roman as he is sometimes romantically called was victorious on three different continents was the last Roman general to celebrate a triumph captured Rome and Carthage and fought with and alongside Goths Vandals Huns Slavs Bulgars Persians Moors and Graves writes in the style of Classical authors The conceit is that this is the biography of Belisarius as written by his wife s trusted domestic slave and it RecitatifTo Room Nineteen possesses many of the flourishes and literary devices common to that In Service period But if I m going to read something of that sort I d rather just go to the source itself and read some Procopius directly Of course if I did that I would miss out on the fact that Count Belisarius is actually a biography of the military leader s remarkable wife Antonina and her close childhood friend the Empress Theodora This is a nice approach both women are fascinating figures in their own right but it wasn t enough in itself to really hook meThe dialogue is often very stilted and formal Belisarius is of an archetypal Roman hero than an actual character with his only flaws being an excess of virtue Many other characters suffer similarly being a collection of identifiable traits rather than fleshed out Saving Place personalities Everything is kept at a distance at arm s length and everything is very dry told in the same dusty tone By the halfway mark I found myself skimming and I read the rest of the book in that fashion hoping it would grab me again at some Barn Burning and other stories point but it never really did

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Summary å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert Graves Robert Graves ´ 9 Summary Free download Count Belisarius ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ain demonstrates his command of a vast historical subject creating a startling and vivid picture of a decadent era. I read COUNT BELISARIUS now for two reasons The first is that I loved Graves Claudius novels and welcomed the opportunity to read another of his books Second seeing another review of this book on GoodReads some months ago caused me to realize that I know almost nothing about the Eastern Roman Empire even though I have read uite a bit about the Roman Republic and the early decades of the Western Empire Reading COUNT BELISARIUS seemed an easy way to begin to wade into an unfamiliar epoch in the history of western cultureBut first I had to acuire a copy of the book I ordered it on my eReader and the weirdest thing happened I received the download The cover of the downloaded book was sure enough COUNT BELISARIUS But when i opened up the book the text was 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY Seriously I can t account for it I had never read 2001 so I took advantage of the mis delivery and read what was delivered I have to say that I enjoyed the science fiction classic very much indeed But I still did not have a copy of COUNT BELISARIUS So I ordered it in hard copy from and uickly had it in my handsI was uninformed about Belisarius before I began reading I knew little than you can glean from the blurb on the dust cover of the book He was Emperor Justinian s most successful general He received many honors early in his military career and became a favorite of the public in Constantinople But as Belisarius grew in the esteem of the public he became the freuent target of intrigue in Justinian s court The emperor himself may have encouraged much of the intrigue He seems to have been uite jealous of BelisariusBelisarius may also have been one of the most famous cuckhold s of the ancient world It s an odd story He seems to have adored his wife who was older and much experienced than he She had been an exotic dancer earlier in life and her experience included all that implies The thing that made it possible for her to marry up to a noble personage like Belisarius is that Justinian s wife also had been a dancer In fact Justinian and Belisarius wives had been close friends when they were young At crucial times in Belisarius military career that friendship is the only thing that kept him from being completely ostracized from court if not worse as Justinian grew to fear Belisarius as a potential rivalThe facts upon which this novel is based alone would be enough for a compelling work of fiction But Graves made a surprising choice that makes the book even interesting He chose to portray Belisarius as a saintly Jack Armstrong type character who never wavered in his loyalty to Justinian Belisarius was handsome athletic and brilliant He was the best archer in the imperial army and a courageous swordsman He was a valiant and talented general and beloved by his men He was feared by the enemy who seem to have respected him uncommonly He is portrayed as faithful to his wife true to his emperor and without envy or ambition Given Belisarius unrelenting goodness the noxious treatment that he endured from his emperor and his cronies shocks the mind Belisarius patience and stoicism is inspiring His example makes for a very interesting contrast with JustinianAlthough fiction Graves depiction of Belisarius life is informative Belisarius life story very much intersects the story of Justinian s efforts to restore western Europe to the eastern empire The reader will get a good sense of the political times simply reading about Belisarius exploits at war in Persia and the near east Africa Italy and Thrace That too makes this novel an engrossing readHowever it is not as good as Graves Claudius books The narrator in COUNT BELISARIUS is manservant to Belisarius wife That rhetorical device does not measure up to what Graves accomplishes in the Claudius books which are narrated in the first person by Claudius himself who happens to be a simpleton The Cordax Mondotta The Adventures of Avery Avedaan #1 picture of a decadent era. I read COUNT BELISARIUS now for two reasons The first is that I loved Graves Claudius novels and welcomed the opportunity to read another of his books Second seeing another review of this book on GoodReads some months ago caused me to realize that I know almost nothing about the Eastern Roman Empire even though I have read uite a bit about the Roman Republic and the early decades of the Western Empire Reading COUNT BELISARIUS seemed an easy way to begin to wade into an unfamiliar epoch in the history of western cultureBut first I had to acuire a copy of the book I ordered it on my eReader and the weirdest thing happened I received the download The cover of the downloaded book was sure enough COUNT BELISARIUS But when i opened up the book the text was 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY Seriously I can t account for it I had never read 2001 so I took advantage of the mis delivery and read what was delivered I have to say that I enjoyed the science fiction classic very much indeed But I still did not have a copy of COUNT BELISARIUS So I ordered it in hard copy from and uickly had it in my handsI was uninformed about Belisarius before I began reading I knew little than you can glean from the blurb on the dust cover of the book He was Emperor Justinian s most successful general He received many honors early in his military career and became a favorite of the Domingo Franco Patriot and Martyr of the Philippine Revolution public in Constantinople But as Belisarius grew in the esteem of the RecitatifTo Room Nineteen public he became the freuent target of intrigue in Justinian s court The emperor himself may have encouraged much of the intrigue He seems to have been uite jealous of BelisariusBelisarius may also have been one of the most famous cuckhold s of the ancient world It s an odd story He seems to have adored his wife who was older and much experienced than he She had been an exotic dancer earlier in life and her experience included all that implies The thing that made it In Service possible for her to marry up to a noble Saving Place personage like Belisarius is that Justinian s wife also had been a dancer In fact Justinian and Belisarius wives had been close friends when they were young At crucial times in Belisarius military career that friendship is the only thing that kept him from being completely ostracized from court if not worse as Justinian grew to fear Belisarius as a Barn Burning and other stories potential rivalThe facts upon which this novel is based alone would be enough for a compelling work of fiction But Graves made a surprising choice that makes the book even interesting He chose to Ta carrière est fi nie portray Belisarius as a saintly Jack Armstrong type character who never wavered in his loyalty to Justinian Belisarius was handsome athletic and brilliant He was the best archer in the imperial army and a courageous swordsman He was a valiant and talented general and beloved by his men He was feared by the enemy who seem to have respected him uncommonly He is Silent Assault portrayed as faithful to his wife true to his emperor and without envy or ambition Given Belisarius unrelenting goodness the noxious treatment that he endured from his emperor and his cronies shocks the mind Belisarius Deep Web File #網絡奇談 patience and stoicism is inspiring His example makes for a very interesting contrast with JustinianAlthough fiction Graves depiction of Belisarius life is informative Belisarius life story very much intersects the story of Justinian s efforts to restore western Europe to the eastern empire The reader will get a good sense of the The Business of Design political times simply reading about Belisarius exploits at war in Persia and the near east Africa Italy and Thrace That too makes this novel an engrossing readHowever it is not as good as Graves Claudius books The narrator in COUNT BELISARIUS is manservant to Belisarius wife That rhetorical device does not measure up to what Graves accomplishes in the Claudius books which are narrated in the first Project Calisthenics. 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Summary å E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert Graves Robert Graves ´ 9 Summary Free download Count Belisarius ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire Invaders threatened on all fronties but they grew t. Late Roman historical fiction with a solid base in fact Belisarius was a roman general who served Justinian in the sixth century Graves uses Procopius as a base for his account and has the story told by of of Antonina s Belisarius s wife eunuchs Justinian is well drawn as the monster he was and there are entertaining accounts of early Christian heresies It s been a while since I ve read about Monophysites and Arians Belisarius is portrayed as impossibly good and honourable and both of the main female characters Antonina and Theodora Justinian s wife spend much time scheming There is glut of battle scenes descriptions of campaigns seiges and the deployment of soldiers I suppose I am churlish to complain as it is a novel about a general I enjoyed it and it reads easily If you like noble soldiers a general in the Russell Crowe mould corrupt bishops and popes a homicidal emperor lots of intrigue courtesans and numerous battles you will love thisFor me I was a little disappointed not the same calibre as I Claudius