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The Later Roman Empire : A.D. 354-378
by Ammianus Marcellinus and Walter Hamilton and Andrew Wallace-Hadrill


Overview - A Roman historian chronicles Rome on the brink of collapse

Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a period of twenty-five years during Marcellinus' own lifetime, covering the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens, and providing eyewitness accounts of significant military events including the Battle of Strasbourg and the Goth's Revolt.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A Roman historian chronicles Rome on the brink of collapse

Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, and his writings rank alongside those of Livy and Tacitus. The Later Roman Empire chronicles a period of twenty-five years during Marcellinus' own lifetime, covering the reigns of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian I, and Valens, and providing eyewitness accounts of significant military events including the Battle of Strasbourg and the Goth's Revolt. Portraying a time of rapid and dramatic change, Marcellinus describes an Empire exhausted by excessive taxation, corruption, the financial ruin of the middle classes and the progressive decline in the morale of the army. In this magisterial depiction of the closing decades of the Roman Empire, we can see the seeds of events that were to lead to the fall of the city, just twenty years after Marcellinus' death.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780140444063
  • ISBN-10: 0140444068
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: February 1995
  • Page Count: 512
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 5.06 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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