Ammianus Marcellinus: Roman History, Volume I, Books 14-19

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 inAmmianus 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 Roman History Volume I Books Ammianus Marcellinus ca ca 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 emp

  • Title: Ammianus Marcellinus: Roman History, Volume I, Books 14-19
  • Author: Ammianus Marcellinus
  • ISBN: 9780674993310
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ammianus Marcellinus Ammianus Marcellinus born c , died c was a Roman soldier and historian who wrote the penultimate major historical account surviving from antiquity preceding Procopius.His work, known as the Res Gestae, chronicled in Latin the history of Rome from the accession of the Emperor Nerva in to the death of Valens at the Battle of Adrianople in , although only the sections The Later Roman Empire A.D A Roman historian chronicles Rome on the brink of collapse Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. Ammianus Marcellinus Ammianus Marcellinus um vermutlich in Antiochia am Orontes, Syrien um sptestens um wahrscheinlich in Rom war ein rmischer Historiker.Er ist neben Prokopios von Caesarea der bedeutendste sptantike Geschichtsschreiber und schrieb in lateinischer Sprache, obwohl seine Muttersprache Griechisch war. Seine Res gestae sind das letzte bedeutende groe lateinische Ammianus Marcellinus, Roman History London Bohn I Julian in vain attempts to restore the temple at Jerusalem, which had been destroyed long before II He orders Arsaces, king of Armenia, to prepare for the war with Persia, and with an army and auxiliary troops of the Scythians crosses the Euphrates. Ammianus Marcellinus Roman History, Volume II, Books Ammianus Marcellinus, ca ca 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. Ammianus Marcellinus, Roman History London Bohn BOOK XXII Translated by C.D.Y ONGE I A.D While the variable events of fortune were bringing to pass these events in different parts of the world, Julian, amid the many plans which he was revolving while in Illyricum, was continually consulting the entrails of victims and watching the flight of birds in his eagerness to know the result of what was about to happen. Valentinian I Valentinian I Latin Flavius Valentinianus Augustus Greek July November , also known as Valentinian the Great, was Roman emperor from to Upon becoming emperor he made his brother Valens his co emperor, giving him rule of the eastern provinces while Valentinian retained the west. During his reign, Valentinian fought successfully The strength of Late Roman armies and units Fectio A question often heard is how the armies and units of the late Roman army compare to those of the Roman armies of the Republic and the Principate. Julian Roman emperor Britannica Julian Julian, Roman emperor from ad to , nephew of Constantine the Great, and noted scholar and military leader who was proclaimed emperor by his troops A persistent enemy of Christianity, he publicly announced his conversion to paganism in , thus acquiring the epithet the Apostate Julian

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    1. This is the first volume of Rolfe's three-volume edition and translation of Ammianus for the Loeb Classical Library. I read only the English, to be frank. To my knowledge, this is currently the best English translation of Ammianus out there; the Penguin often follows Rolfe and has a tendency to cut bits that I think are interesting. We await eagerly Gavin Kelly's The Landmark Ammianus!Outside of the dated nature of the English, I was not overfond of Rolfe's use of the word savage all the time. H [...]

    2. I read a review of Ammianus Marcellinus in "Late Antiquity" praising him as a late Roman Empire prose stylist in the vein of Tacitus, all the more remarkable for writing in Latin when his own native language was Greek. I find late imperial history in the West difficult to follow, at times, but I must say, I do admire his clear prose, and found the sections dealing with the emperor Julian ("the Apostate") fascinating . . .

    3. Rolfe, the Loeb translator, is worse than worthless - see De Jonge and particularly Henricus Valesius (Henri Valois). Gibbons and Hobbes were both deep in Ammianus' jock - any other questions?

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