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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 21.1.7-14

Digression on divination. And being that, with a princeps educated and studious in all areas of knowledge, malevolent men impute as twisted the arts of foreknowing the future, let us briefly turn our attention upon how this may also add … Continue reading

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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 16.10.1 to 16.10.17

Constantius visits Rome While these things were arranged in the east and in Gaul, in accord with the standard of the times, Constantius—as if the temple of Janus were closed, and all enemies prostrated—longed eagerly to see Rome, after the … Continue reading

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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 31.4-6

31.4 And so, with the general Alavivus, they occupied the banks of the Danube, and by messages sent to Valens, they demanded with abject entreaty that they be received, and promising both that they would live peacefully, and that, if … Continue reading

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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 14.6

Meanwhile, Orfitus ruled the eternal city with the power of prefect, exalting himself immoderately beyond the measure of the office conferred upon him, a man—it is true—of foresight, and exceedingly skilled in forensic affairs, but in the splendor of a … Continue reading

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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 16.8 to 16.9

16.8 Accusations and chicanery in the camps of Constantius Augustus, and the greed of courtiers Once Marcellus was overcome, as I have related, and he returned to Serdica whence he arose, in the camps of Augustus, via the sham of … Continue reading

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