Ammianus Marcellinus, ca. 325–ca. 395 CE, a Greek of Antioch, joined the military whilst nonetheless younger and served lower than the governor Ursicinus and the emperor of the East Constantius II, and later less than the emperor Julian, whom he favourite and observed opposed to the Alamanni and the Persians. He to that end settled in Rome, the place he wrote in Latin a background of the Roman empire within the interval 96–378 CE, entitled Rerum Gestarum Libri XXXI. of those 31 books merely 14–31 (353–378 CE) live to tell the tale, a remarkably exact and neutral list of his personal instances. Soldier even though he used to be, he comprises monetary and social affairs. He used to be broadminded in the direction of non-Romans and in the direction of Christianity. We get from him transparent symptoms of factors of the autumn of the Roman empire. His variety shows that his prose was once meant for recitation.
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