The last of the major historians of the western Roman Empire, Ammianus Marcellinus (~330-395) was a pagan Greek writing in Latin. A participant in Julian's unsuccessful invasion of Mesopotamia, he chronicled the course of Roman history from the accession of Nerva to the death of Valens in 378.
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Ancient History Sourcebook: The Luxury of the Rich in Rome
An excerpt from the Roman History XIV.16, from the Davis translation, in which Ammianus criticizes Rome as shallow and culturally empty.
The Battle of Adrianople
Excerpt from the Yonge 1862 translation (History, XXXI.12-14), on the Roman defeat.
Forum Romanum: Ammianus Marcellinus
Latin text of Res Gestae a Fine Corneli Taciti, as well as a list of related sites.
Histos: Ammianus Marcellinus on the Geography of the Pontus Euxinus
Paper by Jan Willem Drijvers of the University of Groningen considering Marcellinus' digression on the Black Sea in the Res Gestae as a literary rather than reference piece.
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