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Christopher Lillington-Martin

Teacher and PhD candidate
Reading University, Oxford Centre of Late Antiquity and Corpus Christi College

My research interests are: Procopius, military history and archaeology in the Mediterranean world, Flavius Belisarius and the Emperor Justinian, in the sixth century. I have participated in archaeological projects at a number of sites in Britain, Georgia, Spain and Turkey. I completed a master’s in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, at Oxford University, in 2012. Before and since that I have taught Classical History, Archaeology, Literature, Latin, Greek and modern English, History and Spanis

Biography

I started a part-time PhD at the University of Reading in October 2015 which I hope to complete by 2021.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research interests are in Procopius, military history and archaeology in the Mediterranean world, Flavius Belisarius and the Emperor Justinian. I focus my research and fieldwork on late antique history and archaeology, specializing in the sixth century.

Personal Interests

    Slow food and current affairs.

    I have participated in archaeological projects at a number of sites in Britain, Georgia, Spain and Turkey.

    I have taught Classical History, Archaeology, Literature, Latin, Greek and modern English, History and Spanish.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Procopius of Caesarea - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations (Routledge, 2017)

Procopius, πάρεδρος / quaestor, Codex Justinianus, I.27 and Belisarius’ strategy


Published: Jun 29, 2017 by Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations (Routledge, 2017)
Authors: Christopher Lillington-Martin
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, History, Military & Security Studies, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Law

Justinian’s overarching objective was an economic strategy to control the trade routes. The sources to be compared in this chapter are parts of Procopius with a small part of the Codex Justinianus (C.J.). My consideration of Procopius’ career will include a discussion of how Procopius tells us about his official status, responsibilities and relationship to Belisarius. I suggest Procopius drafted military correspondence, which was recycled into parts of the C.J. I.27 and Wars. 

War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Late Antique Archaeology 8.1-8.2 2010-11)

Procopius on the struggle for Dara in 530 and Rome in 537-8: Texts & Landscapes


Published: Aug 27, 2013 by War and Warfare in Late Antiquity: Current Perspectives (Late Antique Archaeology 8.1-8.2 2010-11)
Authors: Christopher Lillington-Martin
Subjects: History, Military & Security Studies, Archaeology, Classical Studies

Procopius’ descriptions of Roman and Persian strategies to control Dara in 530 and Roman and Gothic strategies to control Rome in 537-8 are examined by reconciling texts with the landscapes, drawing on satellite imagery, cartography and field visits to provide a different, complementary perspective. The two case studies strongly suggest that Procopius is reliable and this has implications for studies of the many other events for which he is the main source.

Videos

On Procopius by Christopher Lillington-Martin

Published: Aug 25, 2017

A chat about the historian Procopius, who lived in the sixth century AD and who accompanied the general Belisarius in the wars of Emperor Justinian I.