Procopius of Caesarea
- Born: Caesarea, Palaestina Prima.
- Description: Procopius of Caesarea (c. 500 – c. 554 AD) was a prominent late antique Greek scholar from Palaestina Prima. Accompanying the Byzantine chief-general Belisarius in the wars of the Emperor Justinian, he became the principal Greek-Byzantine historian of the 6th century, writing the Wars (or Histories), the Buildings of Justinian and the now-celebrated (and infamous) Secret History. He is commonly held to be the last major historian of the ancient Western world.