Agathias sentence example

agathias
  • He next put together a kind of anthology, containing epigrams by earlier and contemporary poets and himself, under the title of a Cycle of New Epigrams. About a hundred epigrams by Agathias have been preserved in the Greek Anthology and show considerable taste and elegance.
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  • After the death of Justinian (565), some of Agathias's friends persuaded him to write the history of his own times.
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  • Gibbon contrasts Agathias as " a poet and rhetorician " with Procopius a statesman and soldier."
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  • We find no hint of it in Agathias (who wrote between 566 and 582), in Marius (532-596), or in Gregory of Tours (54 o -594).
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  • Our best authorities for his life are his contemporaries Procopius and Agathias.
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  • He took as his model Agathias, who like him had been a jurist, and his history begins at the point where Agathias leaves off.
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  • On the same tradition the account of Firdousi in the Shahnama is based; it occurs also, with some variations, in Agathias ii.
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