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Ammianus Marcellinus

(c. 330—395)

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One of the last great Roman historians. Originally from Antioch, born 330, he served in the army and settled in Rome 378. His History, written in Latin for a Roman audience, spanned the years ad 96 to 378. Only the section from ad 353 survives, providing an account of events and of society in the years before the barbarian incursions into the empire. Ammianus Marcellinus died 395.

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