The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Research Article

Procopius on Brittia and Britannia

E. A. Thompsona1

a1 University of Nottingham

Procopius, Bell. Goth. 8.20 (pp. 589 ff., ed. Haury), gives us information about Britain which is of the first importance, but I have not seen a convincing interpretation of what he says. Since the standard English translation, that of H. B. Dewing in the Loeb series (vol. v, pp. 252 ff.), includes a number of unfortunate mistakes I rive a literal translation of some of Procnnius' sentences.