The Resource Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality, Timothy D. Barnes

Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality, Timothy D. Barnes

Label
Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality
Title
Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality
Statement of responsibility
Timothy D. Barnes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Much of what we know today of Rome in the fourth century depends on the surviving eighteen books of the Res Gestae of the historian Ammianus Marcellinus. The accuracy of Ammianus' reporting has come under question over the past fifty years, however, and Timothy D. Barnes here offers new grist for skepticism." "This is the first book on Ammianus to place equal emphasis on the literary and historical aspects of his writing. Barnes assesses Ammianus' depiction of historical reality by simultaneously investigating both the historical accuracy and the literary qualities of the Res Gestae. He examines its structure and arrangement, emphasizes its Greek, pagan, and polemical features, and points out the extent to which Ammianus drew on his imagination in shaping the narrative."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
937/.007/202
Index
index present
LC call number
DG316
LC item number
.B37 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in classical philology
Series volume
volume 56
Label
Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality, Timothy D. Barnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-277) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The impartial historian -- Reality and its representation -- Symmetry and structure -- Narrative and excursus -- Dating, emphasis, and omission -- Origin and social status -- The Greek template -- Christian language and anti-Christian polemic -- Things seen and things read -- Enemies, animals, and stereotypes -- Empresses and eunuchs -- Tyranny and incompetence -- The new Achilles -- Past, present, and future -- Tacitus, Ammianus, and Macaulay
Control code
ocn861792800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801466960
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctthc7wt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32216464
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792800
  • jstor0801466962

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