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    The Later Roman Empire: AD 354-378: (A.D. 354-378) (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Ammianus Marcellinus, Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Edited by Walter Hamilton, Translated by Walter Hamilton

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    DescriptionAmmianus 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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    Title
    The Later Roman Empire: AD 354-378
    Subtitle
    (A.D. 354-378)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ammianus Marcellinus, Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Edited by Walter Hamilton, Translated by Walter Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444063
    ISBN 10: 0140444068
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 937.06
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, APPR/RDRCAT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 937/.08
    LC classification: DG311, DG316.7 .A452513 1986
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.08
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps, bibliography
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 February 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.