Weekly Memorials for the Ingenious or an Account of Books; Lately Set Forth in Several Languages. with Other Accounts Relating to Arts and Sciences

Weekly Memorials for the Ingenious or an Account of Books; Lately Set Forth in Several Languages. with Other Accounts Relating to Arts and Sciences

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1683 edition. Excerpt: ..._ of Rome i_n the Year 247, or the Year following; but our Author decides this doubt by the second Can/litate of this Empe rour, on which (he affirms) he could not have enged v, ok E 169 I. served along time in the Armies, under the EmperoursConstantizag-Son of Con/Zantine, Julian and Jovyian, being retired tosifome for some particular disgust which he had received in his own Country, he undertook the writing of the RomanssHi/Iary. He began his History sswhere Tacitm ended, and collectediinto 31 Books whatsoever wasr-e markable from the Death ot' Damitian, and the beginning of the Reign of Nerva, to the Death of Vale-us. tained the Actions of almost Thirty Emperours, and whate soever hapned si'hi'cl1 was worthy of remark for 259 Years, from the time of Nerve: even to Conflantius and the Death' of ' Magnentiw, are not yet come to our hands, but those Eighteen Books which we have, do abundantly satisfie for that loss; because they are the best, the most noble, and the greatest part of this History... _ = There it is that Ammianw has employed all his Wit and Eloquence to represent the Actions both in Peace and War of Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian, Vale-ny, Gratian, and all those who had a share in the GovernmentNothing more exact, nothing more sincere than what he hath. written. We should know almost nothing of the Reign of these six Emperours without the Books of Ammianur. ' He is 'the only Historian who hath treated at. large of that which others have either slightly taken no I iss 'l Sieges, the sallies of the Besieged, the Assaults and Attacks of the Befiegers, sufficiently witness that he very well understood his Business. In a word, like one universally Learned, he omits nothing in his History. The Italians, the French, the..show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742400
  • 9781236742407