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Ammianus Marcellinus and fourth century history

T. G. Elliott

Ammianus Marcellinus and fourth century history

by T. G. Elliott

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Published by Samuel Stevens in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ammianus Marcellinus.,
  • Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby T.G. Elliott.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDG205 E5 1983
    The Physical Object
    Pagination277 p. :
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18603996M
    ISBN 10888666163

    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.   Ammianus Marcellinus (/–after ) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian. History during the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens. Of Ammianus Marcellinus, the writer of the following History, we know very little more than what can be collected from that portion of it which remains to us.

      by Ammianus Marcellinus, translated by C.D. Yonge The text of this work needs to be migrated to Index: If you would like to help, please see Help:Match and Split and Help:Proofread. Amongst the histories of the fourth century -- Aurelius Victor, Eutropius, Festus, Jerome's Chronici canones, the Historia Augusta, the Epitome de Caesaribus, and, in places, even Ammianus Marcellinus and perhaps the Origo Constantini imperatoris (Anonymi Valesiani pars prior) - there is a common selection of facts and errors, and common wording and phrasing in their narratives between.

    The 4th century (per the Julian calendar and Anno Domini/Common era) was the time period which lasted from to In the West, the early part of the century was shaped by Constantine the Great, who became the first Roman emperor to adopt g sole reign of the empire, he is also noted for re-establishing a single imperial capital, choosing the site of ancient Byzantium in Centuries: 3rd century, 4th century, 5th century. AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS, His Res Gestae originally consisted of thirty-nine books; the first thirteen, which covered the period from 93 to A.D., including the Parthian Wars, have disappeared. The remaining books covering the period from to , are important for the history of the Sasanian empire in the 4th century. The author.


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Ammianus Marcellinus and fourth century history by T. G. Elliott Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus; Translated by C. Yonge. Ammianus Marcellinus (/after ) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian. History during the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and : BertaBooks.

Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality. Much of what we know today of Rome in the fourth century has its source in Res Gestae, the sole surviving work of the historian 4/5(1).

A pagan living in an increasingly intolerant Christian Empire, Ammianus Marcellinus (c. CE) chose to take up the weighty mantle of Tacitus and write the bittersweet history of Rome in the second, third, and fourth centuries of the Christian era.

Ammianus Marcellinus (c. - after ) is the preeminent historian of the Late Roman Empire, whose extant work forms the most important narrative we possess on the Fourth Century A.D. Ammianus Marcellinus and fourth century history book Born of genteel extraction in a Greek-speaking part of the empire, Ammianus served in the army in campaigns ranging form Gaul to Persia before settling in Rome and beginning his literary carreer/5.

Ammianus Marcellinus (4th century CE) was a Roman soldier, historian and author of Res Gestae, a major historical work on the history of Rome from the period of Emperor Nerva (96 CE) to the death of Emperor Valens ( CE). Res Gestae originally consisted of thirty-one books, although the first thirteen books have been lost.

The surviving eighteen books (books ) cover the period from to THE LONELY HISTORIAN AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS In the second part of the fourth century the Greek East became economically stronger, militarily safer and religiously more Christian than the Latin West.

Of Ammianus Marcellinus, the writer of the following History, we know very little more than what can be collected from that portion of it which remains to us. From that source we learn that he was a native of Antioch, and a soldier; being one of the prefectores domestici —the body-guard of the emperor, into which none but men of noble birth were admitted.

The Sources for the Lost Books of Ammianus Marcellinus fourth century.4 Many of these references are purely conventional, such as a descrip-tion of Antoninus Pius as clemens (), and thus can shed no light on the sources of the lost books. Robert Frakes has demonstrated that many other references to second.

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 is usually regarded as our most important source for the history of the second half of the fourth century AD, while his literary qualities are neglected. This book demonstrates what a subtle and manipulative writer Ammianus is; attention is paid particularly to his rich and variegated intertextuality with earlier classical literature and history/5(2).

Ammianus Marcellinus was a fourth-century Roman historian, and the last pagan to write a history of Rome in Latin. Little is known of his life, except that he was probably born to a Greek-speaking family in Antioch, between and AD, and that he served as a soldier in the army of Constantius II in Gaul and Persia until he retired to Rome, where he wrote his history/5(3).

Introduction. Ammianus Marcellinus (b. after ) was a native Greek speaker who served in the Roman army and in about completed the Res gestae, a Latin history in thirty-one books from Nerva to Valens (the years 96 to CE).The eighteen surviving books cover his own times, from toand fall naturally into three “hexads” or groups of six books.

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/5(2).

Ammianus Marcellinus, (born c. Antioch, Syria [now Antakya, Tur.]—diedRome [Italy]), last major Roman historian, whose work continued the history of the later Roman Empire to Ammianus was born of a noble Greek family and served in the army of Constantius II in Gaul and Persia under the general Ursicinus, who was dismissed after he allowed the Persians to capture the city of.

Ammianus Marcellinus was a Roman soldier, though he was apparently Greek by heritage. He saw extensive campaigning in the middle of the 4th Century, fighting Sassanid Persians, Alamanni, and usurpers under Constantius II as well as Julian.

Ammianus Marcellinus ( x – after ) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian. He wrote the penultimate major historical account surviving from Antiquity (the last was written by Procopius).His work chronicled in Latin the history of Rome from 96 toalthough only the sections covering the period – are extant.

The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Ammianus Marcellinus: Translator: Yonge, Charles Duke, Title: The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens Read this book online.

Ammianus Marcellinus, The Movement of the Huns and Goths into the Roman Empire, late 4th century Ammianus Marcellinus (cc) was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the Roman world. 2 See especially R.C. Blockley, Ammianus Marcellinus: A Study of his Historiography and Political Thought (Collection LatomusBruxelles ), ; T.G.

Elliott, Ammianus Marcellinus and Fourth Century History (Sarasota ), 3 See Chapter Three of A. Brandt, Moralische Werte in den Res Gestae des Ammianus Marcellinus (Göt-File Size: KB.

Ammianus Marcellinus (/–after ) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian. History during the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens.

Of Ammianus Marcellinus, the writer of the following History, we know very little more than what can be collected from that portion of it which remains to us. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Elliott, T.G. (Thomas George), Ammianus Marcellinus and fourth century history.Ammianus Marcellinus (/after ) was a fourth-century Roman historian.

He wrote the penultimate major historical account surviving from Antiquity. His work chronicled in Latin the history of Rome from 96 toalthough only the sections covering the period are present in this.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus by Ammianus Marcellinus; Translated by C.

D. Yonge. Ammianus Marcellinus (/–after ) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian. History during the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens.