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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 31.12-13 and 31.16.9

31.12 During those same days, Valens, irritated for twin reason—because he learned that the Lentienses were overcome, and because Sebastianus thereafter, writing of the deeds, exaggerated by what he said—he broke camp from Melantiades, hastening so that, by some distinguished … Continue reading

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Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 26.10.15-19 ; 31.1-2

26.10.15-19 While that usurper thus far survived, whose multiple acts we have shown, and his death, on the twelfth day before the kalends of August, when Valentinianus was consul for the first time, with his brother, great fears of trembling … Continue reading

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Annals of Tacitus, Book I:IV-VI

IV. Therefore, since the condition of the state was overturned, there was nothing anywhere of an old-fashioned and wholesome character: everyone, once equality was despoiled, looked to the commands of the Prince, in no dread at present, so long as … Continue reading

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Annals of Tacitus, Book I:I-III

I haven’t received a full list of what we will cover in Roman Historians, but the first assignment was the first three chapters of the Annals of Tacitus. I. At the beginning, kings held the Roman city; L. Brutus instituted … Continue reading

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