- Ἀνέκδοτα (Anekdota, Unpublished writings)
- Ἀπόκρυφη Ἱστορία(Apokryphē historia, Secret history)
- Historia arcana
State of Preservation:
- Secular history (classicizing history)
- Secular history (general)
The Anecdota consists of three parts. The third part was added after the first two parts were written (Kaldellis 2010: xxix-xxxv).
Roger Scott (1987: 217-221) dates the Anecdota to 558/559. Greatrex (1994: 105) disputed Scott's arguments and dates the Anecdota to 550/551. Cameron (1985: 8), Treadgold (2007: 188) and Evans (1972: 41) are in favour of 550-551.
Procopius begun to write the Anecdota shortly after Theodora died, that is around 548 (Treadgold 2007: 187).