Ammianus Marcellinus
(573 words)

b. ca. AD 330 in Antioch [1];

d. ca. AD 400;

Roman historian.


Historical work conceived as a continuation of Tacitus’ [1] Histories.


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Res gestae

Rom. History

completed ca. 395

Historical work in 31 bks., of which bks. 14–31 are extant (history of the y…

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Kuhn-Chen, Barbara, “Ammianus Marcellinus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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