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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 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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Annals of Tacitus Book I: IX-XV

IX. There followed much talk concerning Augustus himself, with many vacuously marvelling that on the same day both the title Prince of the imperium and also the last day of life had been received, and that in the house at … Continue reading

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