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The Roman Empire of Ammianus : with a new introduction

Author: John Matthews
Publisher: Ann Arbor : Michigan Classical Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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John Matthews' brilliant analysis of Ammianus and his world is foundational for the study of the Roman Empire in the fourth century CE. This new edition of the volume offers a new Introduction by the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Matthews, John.
Roman Empire of Ammianus.
Ann Arbor : Michigan Classical Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608593424
Online version:
Matthews, John.
Roman Empire of Ammianus.
Ann Arbor : Michigan Classical Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)627700869
Named Person: Ammianus Marcellinus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Matthews
ISBN: 9780979971327 0979971322
OCLC Number: 191375917
Notes: "First edition published 1989 by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 608 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Res Gestae. Introduction --
Ammianus and his history: the political setting ; Composition --
Ammianus and Constantius : civil dissension and foreign war --
North-East frontier: The satrapy of Corduene --
The siege of Amida --
The young Ammianus : social and cultural setting --
The rise of Julian --
Julian and the philosophers --
The invasion of Persia: Historical perspectives ; Historical geography ; Ammianus and other sources --
Legitimacy and usurpation : Jovian to Procopius --
Valentinian and Valens : sex, magic and treason --
Visa vel Lecta. The office of emperor --
The character of government --
The practice of war --
Barbarians and bandits: Farmers : Alamanni and Goths ; Nomads : Huns and Saracens ; Rebels : Isaurians and Moors ; Conclusion: Ammianus and his sources --
The physical environment : town and country --
Social relations --
Religion and philosophy: Divination and daimones ; Christianity in Ammianus --
The Roman and Greek.
Responsibility: John Mattews.

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