Day: November 17, 2017

Procopius and the Sea

Procopius and Tales of the Sea in the Arabian Nights

The Late Antique Folklore blog has a post on Byzantine legends from the sea. The tales are from Procopius, a 6th-century court official in Constantinople who served under Justinian, and is the most important source for the period. Procopius liberally sprinkled his writings with anecdotes and observations, two of which LAF recounts. The first is a story […]

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