The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus; During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens Volume 1

The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus; During the Reigns of the Emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovianus, Valentinian, and Valens Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...things which I were required, supplies, soldiers, arras, and equipments, / the preparation of everything for the coming campaign (was continued tho wholo winter. 5. In the mean time, we, hastening at the emperor's command towards Italy, after having been detained a short timo on tho western side of Mount Taurus, readied the river llobrus, which descends from tho mountains of the Odrysas', and there wo received letters from the emperor, ordering us, without tho least delay, to return to Mesopotamia, without any officers, and having, indeed, no important duty to discharge, since all the power had been transferred to another. fi. And this had been arranged by those mischievous meddlers in the government, in order that if the Persians failed and returned to their own country, our success might bo attributed to the valour of tho new governor; while, if our affairs turned out ill, Ursicinus might bo impeached as a traitor to tho republic 7. Accordingly we, being tossed about without any reason, after much time had been lost, returned, and found Sabinianus, a man full of pride, of small stature, and of a petty and narrow mind, scarcely able without fear to encounter the slight noise of a beast, much less to face the crash of battle. "8. Nevertheless, since our spios brought positive and consistent intelligence that all kind of preparations were going on among tho enemy, and sinco thoir report was confirmed by that of the dosorters, while this manikin was in a state of perploxity, we hastened to Nisibis to 1 Tho Maritza, rising in Mount Hnmua, now tho Balkan. i.D.35-J STVTE OF NIS1B1S. 173 make such preparation as seemed requisite, lent the 1'crfians, while concealing their intention to besiege it, should eutue upon it by surprise. 9. And whilo...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586026
  • 9781236586025