Classical allusions in ammianus marcellinus

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Towards the end of the fourth century A.D., the historian Ammianus Marcellinus, born a Greek, writing (it would seem) in Rome but in Latin, felt strongly the pull of both the Greek and Latin classical traditions. This is evident from his statements about himself in his writings, from the genre of the work, and from the list of authors he cites, though not all at first hand. In the final analysis, although writing in Latin, he wanted to leave his hearers/readers in no doubt of his Greekness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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