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Title Philological and historical commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVII / by J. den Boeft [and others]
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 347 pages)
Contents Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Legenda; Maps; Commentary on Chapter 1; Commentary on Chapter 2; Commentary on Chapter 3; Commentary on Chapter 4; Commentary on Chapter 5; Commentary on Chapter 6; Commentary on Chapter 7; Commentary on Chapter 8; Commentary on Chapter 9; Commentary on Chapter 10; Commentary on Chapter 11; Commentary on Chapter 12; Bibliography; Indices
Summary Book 27 deals with events between 365 and 370. Military operations in the western and eastern half of the Empire take up a large part of the available space. Apart from military matters Ammianus deals with internal affairs. He discusses the terms of office of four Roman urban prefects and paints a picture of Petronius Probus, the mightiest civil official of the period. The most striking part of the book contains a portrait of the emperor Valentinian. This passage forms the centre of the book, which therefore has the structure of a triptych: of the two outer parts each contains military affairs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-315) and indexes
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Subject Ammianus Marcellinus. Rerum gestarum libri. Liber 27 -- Criticism, Textual
Ammianus Marcellinus. Rerum gestarum libri. Liber 27
Valens, Emperor of the East, approximately 328-378.
Valentinian I, Emperor of Rome, 321-375.
Emperors -- Rome -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Boeft, J. den.
LC no. 2009041195
ISBN 900418838X (electronic bk.)
9789004188389 (electronic bk.)