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Published: 16 June 2016

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198784951

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Ammianus' Julian

Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Oxford Classical Monographs

  • Offers a major reinterpretation of Ammianus' Res Gestae, drawing on detailed analysis of his depiction of several key events in Julian's reign
  • Throws new light on the study of intertextuality and narratology in historiography which will be of benefit to analysis of all ancient historiographical texts
  • Re-assesses Ammianus' relationship with contemporary 'Julianic' literature, situating him more clearly within a fourth-century literary milieu