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Ammianus' Julian : narrative and genre in the Res Gestae

Author: Alan J Ross
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building on recent developments in the application of literary approaches and critical theories to historical texts, Ammianus' presentation of Julian is evaluated by considering the Res Gestae within three interrelated contexts: as a work of Latin historiography, which consciously sets itself within a classical and classicizing generic tradition; in a more immediate literary and political context, as the final  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ross, Alan J.
Ammianus' Julian.
(OCoLC)939993808
Named Person: Ammianus Marcellinus; Julian, Emperor of Rome; Ammianus Marcellinus.; Ammianus Marcellinus.; Julian, Emperor of Rome
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Ross
ISBN: 9780191827174 0191827177 0198784953 9780198784951
OCLC Number: 944211526
Description: 1 online resource
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Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Alan J. Ross.

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This volume offers a major reinterpretation of Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae, one of the main narrative sources for the political history of the later Roman Empire. Arguing for a re-examination of  Read more...

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