Contests of Andreia in Procopius' Gothic Wars

Stewart, Michael Edward (2014) Contests of Andreia in Procopius' Gothic Wars. Παρεκβολαι, 4 21-54.

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Author Stewart, Michael Edward
Title Contests of Andreia in Procopius' Gothic Wars
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Contests of Andreia in Procopius' Gothic Wars
Language of Title eng
Journal name Παρεκβολαι   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name Parekbolai
Language of Journal Name grc
ISSN 2241-0228
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 4
Start page 21
End page 54
Total pages 34
Place of publication Salonika, Greece
Publisher Parekvolai
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Much of the recent work on gender constructions in the writings of the sixth-century Byzantine writer Procopius have focused on his Secret History. Yet, the crucial role that gender constructions play in his other writings has garnered far less notice. This essay concentrates on one theatre of war, Italy, and examines how in the Gothic Wars Procopius used the field of battle as a means to comment on the role that courage and manliness played in determining the outcome of the war. The conflict, in Procopius’ telling, offered the Byzantines the opportunity not only to regain Italy, but also to test their military and manly virtues against a worthy enemy, the Goths.
Keyword Procopius
Gothic wars
Gender studies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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