It was for these reasons, Belisarius declared, that the barbarians had been defeated by the Romans in these last engagements.
On the 15 th December Belisarius met the Vandals in battle-array.
The epistle of Belisarius to the emperor announced his victory, his danger, and his resolution.
Belisarius had meant to dispute the passage of the Tiber at this point.
Belisarius Zurdoki was already over sixty, but though his age was venerable, he had no very extraordinary reputation for morality.
And he wrote to Belisarius that as soon as they should summon him he should go thither with all speed.
Sittas was dead; Belisarius and the best of the Roman forces were in Italy.
But Belisarius, as he besieged the Neapolitans both by land and by sea, was beginning to be vexed.
Such is the simple and genuine narrative of the fall of Belisarius and the ingratitude of Justinian.
Then at length Belisarius, on his part, made his preparations to enter the city as follows.