In Late Antiquity, Sirmium on the Sava River in Pannonia was undoubtedly the most important and famous city of the Roman Empire in the Danubian territories. An analysis of the Emperor’s novels devoted to Justiniana Prima (XI and CXXXI, 3), the works of Procopius of Caesarea, Cassiodorus and Hierocles’ geographical work provides a lot of important information about the functioning of this centre and the situation in the Danubian region, but not about Sirmium’s great significance to Justinian. There is no basis in the sources for crediting the Emperor with plans or actual political and military actions dictated solely by the desire to capture this city.
Sep 8, 2021
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