Number 1. 2013
Estudios bizantinos is a digital and international open-access journal of Byzantine Studies. It has been created by the Sociedad Española de Bizantinística and it welcomes scientific papers with original and high-quality content on any aspect of the Byzantine civilisation.
 

Geoffrey Greatrex
13-29
 




Abstract
The article discusses the date of composition of Procopius of Caesarea’s De Aedificiis or Buildings. It advances a detailed rebuttal of arguments recently put forward by Denis Roques for dating the work to c.560 and deals in particular with the passage of Theophanes concerning the construction of the Sangarius bridge. It concludes by favouring the traditional dating of c.554 for the work.
Keywords: Procopius, Buildings, De Aedificiis, Justinian, Byzantine literature