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Rome and Persia 357–9: The Role of Tamsapor

Robin Seager

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with two aspects of Ammianus Marcellinus's account of the satrap Tamsapor's role in the renewal of hostilities between Rome and Persia on Rome's eastern frontier in AD 359. The ... More


Pagan Writers

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses the following pagan writers: Rutilius Namatianus, Marius Victorinus, Ammianus Marcellinus, Julius Obsequens, and Latinius Pacatus Drepanius. It considers the issue of how late ... More


The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

John F. Drinkwater

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Alamanni were a Germanic people that figure prominently in the history of the later Empire. Despite their high profile, there has been surprisingly little written on them in English. This study ... More


The Past as Literature: exempla and the Culture of Rhetoric

Peter Van Nuffelen

in Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655274
eISBN:
9780191745232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655274.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

An ubiquitous feature of the Historiae is the comparison between past and present. Its aim is not just to demonstrate the superiority of the Christian present, but also to undermine the positive view ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Ancient Egypt in the Renaissance

Jason Thompson

in Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 1: From Antiquity to 1881

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774165993
eISBN:
9781617976520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165993.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Although the Renaissance is intimately associated with the discovery, application, and reinterpretation of the forms of classical antiquity, the recovery of classical antiquity also brought with it ... More


Rereading Nisibis: Narrating the Battle for Roman Mesopotamia

Kyle Smith

in Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia: Martyrdom and Religious Identity in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289604
eISBN:
9780520964204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289604.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines contemporary observers' interpretation of the battle for Roman Mesopotamia, including the city of Nisibis. Following Constantine's death, Shapur II's armies began attacking ... More


Ammianus and the Eternity of Rome

John Matthews

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores Latin historian Ammianus Marcellinus' historical writings about ancient Rome. It notes that Ammianus has written thirty-one historical books, ranging from the principate of ... More


Experiencing and Remembering the Capitoline Hill

Jason Moralee

in Rome's Holy Mountain: The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190492274
eISBN:
9780190492298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492274.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 4 examines the ways in which the Capitoline Hill was experienced by those living in late antique Rome, from the ongoing visibility of the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus to toponyms that ... More


Narrating Failure: Julian and Ammianus in Persia

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This final chapter deals with an event that more than any other had received detailed discussion by recent and contemporary authors, namely Julian’s Persian campaign of 363. It is only here that ... More


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