History, Volume II: Books 20-26 (Loeb Classical Library)

History, Volume II: Books 20-26 (Loeb Classical Library)

by Ammianus Marcellinus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674993489

ISBN-13: 9780674993488

Pub. Date: 01/28/1940

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:
9780674993488
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1940
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #315
Edition description:
5th printing/1st pub.1940/maps/indexes
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

History

Book XX

Book XXI

Book XXII

Book XXIII

Book XXIV

Book XXV

Book XXVI

Index

Figures: Engines Of War

Maps

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