History, Volume I: Books 14-19 (Loeb Classical Library)

History, Volume I: Books 14-19 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Ammianus Marcellinus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674993314

ISBN-13: 9780674993310

Pub. Date: 01/28/1950

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674993310
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1950
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #300
Edition description:
6th printing/1st pub.1935-rev.1950
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
769,106
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

History

Book XIV

Book XV

Book XVI

Book XVII

Book XVIII

Book XIX

Index Of Names

Index Of Officials

Maps

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