Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Commentary On Chapter 12

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In this chapter Ammianus deals with events in Armenia during the reign of Valens. The chronological reconstruction of the affairs in Armenia during the years 363378 is difficult because the number of sources as well as their content is limited. Modern scholars have made various attempts to create a chronological reconstruction of events in Armenia post 363. Lenski suggests that the winter referred to in 27.12.6 is that of 367/68 and that the winter of 368/69, not mentioned by Amm., should be inserted into the chronological scheme. This makes perfectly good sense because it spreads the many events described by Amm. in the sections 611 over almost two years. Lenskis chronology is therefore followed in the commentary on this chapter.

Keywords: Ammianus Marcellinus; Armenia; Lenski; Valens



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus XXVII — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation