The accounts of Procopius respecting both countries are eminently obscure and contradictory.
The general, says Procopius, was changed by a vision which he saw that night.
Procopius affirms, that he did burn “not a small portion of the city,” especially beyond the Tiber.
From this time Procopius was the official secretary of Belisarius.
The reign of Procopius was apparently supported by powerful armies and obedient provinces.
Procopius, who was versed in medicine, was the historian of the period.
This is the judgment which his former friend and admirer, Procopius, passes on this period of his life.
Such is the account of the matter given to us by Procopius, who is our only extant authority for the details of this war.
Other Erulian names in Procopius may be common to the northern Germanic languages.
But the tale told by Procopius is improbable; and the Roman belief of it can have rested at best only upon suspicion.