The Later Roman Empire: AD 354-378
32%
off

The Later Roman Empire: AD 354-378 : (A.D. 354-378)

By (author) Ammianus Marcellinus , Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill , Notes by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill , Edited by Walter Hamilton , Translated by Walter Hamilton

US$12.43US$18.48

You save US$6.05

Free delivery worldwide

Available
Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

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.

show more
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • 01 Feb 1995
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London
  • English, Latin
  • Reprint
  • maps, bibliography
  • 0140444068
  • 9780140444063
  • 57,788

Other books in this category

Other people who viewed this bought:

Author Information

Ammianus Marcellinus was the last great Roman historian, continuing the histories of Tacitus from AD 96 down to his own day. The first thirteen of his thirty-one books are lost: the remainder describe AD 354 - 378. Walter Hamilton translated Plato's Symposium, the Gorgias, Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII for Penguin Classics. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is Professor of Classics at Reading University. His books include Suetonius: the Scholar and his Caesars.

show more