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Marcus Aurelius' rain miracle and the Marcomannic wars

Author: Péter Kovács
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 308.; Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum., History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
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"The longest war of the Roman imperial period is the war Marcus Aurelius waged with the northern German and Sarmatian tribes. The best-known events of these wars were the lightning and rain miracles. Divine intervention saved the Roman troops who were surrounded by the Germans and suffering from a water shortage, by means of a lightning and rain miracle. Thunderbolts struck the enemy while the rain soothed the  Read more...
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Kovács, Péter, 1969-
Marcus Aurelius' rain miracle and the Marcomannic wars.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill ; 2009
(OCoLC)646912314
Named Person: Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome; Mark Aurel, Römisches Reich Kaiser.; Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Péter Kovács
ISBN: 9789004166394 9004166394
OCLC Number: 245598896
Description: xviii, 301 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 308.; Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum., History and archaeology of classical antiquity.
Responsibility: by Péter Kovács.
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The rain and lightning miracles are the best-known events of Marcus Aurelius' northern wars. Several pagan and Christian versions existed in Antiquity. The author studies and publishes for the first  Read more...

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"[...] the chapters on the Marcomannic Wars [...] will be of great value to those with interests in the reign Marcus Aurelius and Roman Imperialism in general [...] (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Read more...

 
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