Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus: XXIV
J. Den Boeft
BRILL, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 279 pages
This commentary is the fifth volume in a series of commentaries on the fourth-century historian Ammianus Marcellinus, which continues the commentaries by P. de Jonge on Books XIV-IXX. In XXIV the Persian expedition of Julian is described, from its successful start until the failure to take the capital Ctesiphon. The commentary deals both with the philological, literary and linguistic problems in the Latin text and with the historical and geographical details that are necessary for an understanding of the course of events. Special attention is given to the author s highly personal involvement as a participant in the expedition.
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According Ammianus Marcellinus Anatha attack ballistae battle besieged bitumen Brok campaign canal capture castra cavalry clibanarii commander Constantius crossing Ctesiphon cursus Dagalaifus defenders denotes Diacira emperor enemy enim Eunapius Euphrates exercitus expedition expression fleet Fontaine fortress haec helepolis Hist Hormisdas ibid instances inter Julian Lancearii Latin Libanius Livy Lucillianus Maozamalcha meaning mentioned military Musil Naarmalcha Nevitta note ad note ad loc note on chronology occurs OLD s.v. omnes omni parallel Paschoud passage Persian phrase Pirisabora Plin PLRE Polybius present text quae quam quibus quod quoted refers remarkable Res Gestae river Rolfe Roman army Sabbah Sapor Sasanian seems Seyfarth ships siege soldiers suggests sunt Suren Surena Szantyr TCOV Tfjg Thilutha Tigris TLL VII toug Trajan Trajan's troops TTIV Valesius Vegetius verb Verg Victor words Zosimus