Ammianus Marcellinus

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Ammianus Marcellinus
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Ammien Marcellin
Amiano Marcelino
Ammiano Marcellino
Marcellino, Ammiano
Markelinus, Amyanus
Amyanus Markelinus
Marcellin, Ammien
Marcellinus, Ammianus
Marcelin, Amijan
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Ammianus Marcellinus, Historicus
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Dušanić, M. Geografsko-etnografski ekskursi u delu Amijana Marcelina, 1986: t.p. (Amijana Marcelina)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 1, 1867, p. 142
Brill's New Pauly: "Ammianus Marcellinus, We know the life of the historian A. (c. AD 330-400) almost exclusively from his work. Its contemporary second half gave him the opportunity to blend his own experiences into imperial history. A born Greek, as he says in his biographical conclusion (31,16,9), he served as protector domesticus under the army commander Ursicinus, who in 355 received the assignment to remove the usurper Silvanus in Cologne..... The title Res gestae is found in the grammarian Priscianus, the only author who cites the historian in antiquity. In the conclusion (31,16,9) A. explains the scope of his work: from the principate of the emperor Nerva until the downfall of the emperor Valens (AD 96-378). Tacitus had continued his histories up through Nerva. A. aspires to continue Tacitus' work of 30 books of annals and histories and to surpass him by one book with 31 books. A. also follows his predecessor by connecting imperial history and imperial biography. The accident of transmission took care of a further parallel: 13 of A.'s books were lost, and the loss is about as great for Tacitus..." Rosen, Klaus (Bonn). "Ammianus Marcellinus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2009. Brill Online.
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