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
Genre
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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Timothy David
Index
index present
LC call number
DG316
LC item number
.B37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Townsend lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ammianus Marcellinus
  • Ammianus Marcellinus
  • Ammien Marcellin (0330?-0400?)
  • Ammien Marcellin
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Rome
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Res gestae (Ammianus Marcellinus)
  • Geschiedschrijving
Label
Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality, Timothy D. Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-277) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780801435263
Lccn
98019791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38916887
  • (OCoLC)ocm38916887
Label
Ammianus Marcellinus and the representation of historical reality, Timothy D. Barnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-277) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780801435263
Lccn
98019791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38916887
  • (OCoLC)ocm38916887

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