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Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
Pages: 1868
Year: 1982
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Ammianus Marcellinus, ca. 325–ca. 395 CE, a Greek of Antioch, joined the army when still young and served under the governor Ursicinus and the emperor of the East Constantius II, and later under the emperor Julian, whom he admired and accompanied against the Alamanni and the Persians. He subsequently settled in Rome, where he wrote in Latin a history of the Roman empire in the period 96–378 CE, entitled Rerum Gestarum Libri XXXI. Of these 31 books only 14–31 (353–378 CE) survive, a remarkably accurate and impartial record of his own times. Soldier though he was, he includes economic and social affairs. He was broadminded towards non-Romans and towards Christianity. We get from him clear indications of causes of the fall of the Roman empire. His style indicates that his prose was intended for recitation. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ammianus Marcellinus is in three volumes.
Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: Gavin Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521842999
Pages: 378
Year: 2008-04-17
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Examines the work of Ammianus Marcellinus, who has often been underestimated as a writer while lauded as an historian. This book portrays him as a subtler writer and more manipulative and partial historian, using allusion to the classical past to insinuate different meanings.
The Later Roman Empire
Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921501
Pages: 512
Year: 2004-07-01
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Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a period of twenty-five years during Marcellinus' own lifetime, covering the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens, and providing eyewitness accounts of significant military events including the Battle of Strasbourg and the Goth's Revolt. Portraying a time of rapid and dramatic change, Marcellinus describes an Empire exhausted by excessive taxation, corruption, the financial ruin of the middle classes and the progressive decline in the morale of the army. In this magisterial depiction of the closing decades of the Roman Empire, we can see the seeds of events that were to lead to the fall of the city, just twenty years after Marcellinus' death.
Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality
Author: Timothy David Barnes
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801435269
Pages: 290
Year: 1998
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This is the first book on Ammianus to place equal emphasis on the literary and historical aspects of his writing. Barnes assesses Ammianus' depiction of historical reality by simultaneously investigating both the historical accuracy and the literary qualities of the Res Gestae. He examines its structure and arrangement, emphasizes its Greek, pagan, and polemical features, and points out the extent to which Ammianus drew on his imagination in shaping the narrative.
Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: Fred C. Jenkins
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004335382
Pages: 684
Year: 2016-12-12
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In Ammianus Marcellinus: An Annotated Bibliography, 1474 to the Present, Fred W. Jenkins surveys scholarship on Ammianus from the editio princeps to the present.
The Late Roman World and Its Historian
Author: Jan Willem Drijvers, David Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134631782
Pages: 256
Year: 2003-09-02
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Ammianus Marcellinus, Greek by birth but writing in Latin c. AD 390, was the last great Roman historian. His writings are an indispensable basis for our knowledge of the late Roman world. This book represents a collection of papers analysing Ammianus's writings from a variety of perspective, including Ammianus as historian of, and participant in, Julian's Persian campaign, his identification with traditional religious attitudes and values in Rome and his view of the Persian Magi. The contributors engage especially with the concept of self-identification. They address the tension of Ammianus' dual role as both 'outside' external narrator and at the same time and 'insider' to the contemporary experiences and events which make up his surviving history.
Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVI
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004162127
Pages: 356
Year: 2008
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Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXXI
Author: Jan den Boeft, Jan Willem Drijvers, Daniël den Hengst, Hans C. Teitler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004353828
Pages: 388
Year: 2017-11-14
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This is the final volume in the series of commentaries on Ammianus' Res Gestae. Book 31 describes the Gothic invasion of 376 CE, the defeat of the Romans in the battle of Adrianople and the death of the emperor Valens.
The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Pages: 646
Year: 1894
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Delphi Complete Works of Ammianus Marcellinus (Illustrated)
Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1786563665
Pages: 1090
Year: 2016-01-31
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The fourth century soldier Ammianus Marcellinus’ book of Roman history provides a remarkably accurate and impartial record, giving readers a succinct understanding of the fall of the Roman Empire. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Ammianus’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ammianus’ life and works * Features the complete extant works of Ammianus, in both English translation and the original Latin * Concise introductions to the history work * Provides two different translations of Ammianus’ work: C. D. Yonge and J. C. Rolfe * Includes the translation that previously appeared in the Loeb Classical Library edition of Ammianus * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students * Features a bonus biography – discover Ammianus’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to explore our range of Ancient Classics titles or buy the entire series as a Super Set CONTENTS: The Translations HISTORY OF ROME C. D. YONGE TRANSLATION, 1862 J. C. ROLFE TRANSLATION, 1940 The Latin Text CONTENTS OF THE LATIN TEXT The Dual Text DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography INTRODUCTION TO AMMIANUS by J. C. Rolfe Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles
Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: J. Den Boeft
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004163468
Pages: 356
Year: 2008
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Continuing the series of philological and historical commentaries on Ammianus' "Res Gestae" this volume deals with Book 26, in which the beginning of the reign of Valentinian and Valens is described and the rise and fall of the usurper Procopius.
Ammianus Marcellinus XXV.
Author: J. den Boeft, Pieter Jonge, Jan Willem Drijvers, D. Den Hengst, H. C. Teitler, Hengst
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Pages: 415
Year: 2005
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Book 25 of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae is the final part of the trilogy (books 23-25) on the emperor Julian's Persian expedition. Covering a period of eight months, from June 17, 363 to February 17, 364, it contains a series of momentous events: the death of Julian on June 26, the surprising appointment of the unexperienced Jovian as his successor, the dramatic and difficult return of the Roman army, the painful surrender of Roman territory around the upper course of the Tigris to the Persian king Sapor, and finally Jovian's sudden death. The contrast between Julian, who for all his shortcomings was a true leader of men, and Jovian, who lacked this stature and who failed to defend the integrity of the Roman Empire, gives the book the character of a diptych.
Ammianus' Julian
Author: Alan J. Ross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198784953
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-06-16
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Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae holds a prominent position in modern studies of the emperor Julian as the fullest extant narrative of the reign of the last "pagan" emperor. Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae offers a major reinterpretation of the work, which is one of the main narrative sources for the political history of the later Roman Empire, and argues for a re-examination of Ammianus' agenda and methods in narrating the reign of Julian. Building on recent developments in the application of literary approaches and critical theories to historical texts, Ammianus' presentation of Julian is evaluated by considering the Res Gestae within three interrelated contexts: as a work of Latin historiography, which consciously sets itself within a classical and classicizing generic tradition; in a more immediate literary and political context, as the final contribution by a member of an "eyewitness" generation to a quarter century of intense debate over Julian's legacy by several authors who had lived through his reign and had been in varying degrees of proximity to Julian himself; and as a narrative text, in which narratorial authority is closely associated with the persona of the narrator, both as an external narrating agent and an occasional participant in the events he relates. This is complemented by a literary survey and a re-analysis of Ammianus' depiction of several key moments in Julian's reign, such as his appointment as Caesar, the battle of Strasbourg in 357 AD, his acclamation as Augustus, and the disastrous invasion of Persia in 363 AD. It suggests that the Res Gestae presents a Latin-speaking, western audience with an idiosyncratic and "Romanized" depiction of the philhellene emperor and that, consciously exploiting his position as a Greek writing in Latin and as a contemporary of Julian, Ammianus wished his work to be considered a culminating and definitive account of the man and his life.
Ammianus Marcellinus
Author: Henry T. Rowell
Pages: 53
Year: 1964
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Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXIX
Author: Jan den Boeft, Jan Willem Drijvers, Daniël den Hengst, Hans Teitler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004267875
Pages: 324
Year: 2013-12-03
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Continuing the series of philological and historical commentaries on Ammianus' Res Gestae this volume deals with Book 29, which is devoted to the judicial terror in Antioch under Valens and the warfare in Africa and Central Europe under Theodosius and Valentinian respectively.

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