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I believe Ammianus to be one of the finest contemporary historians of ancient Rome, in the same league with Tacitus, Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, and Caesar. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anson Cassel Mills
A great book about the emperor Julian. If you enjoyed this and would like to read more on Julian, try reading Champion of the Gods. Read morePublished 10 months ago by reader
Despite the fact that most classicist will give you flak about the Latin text in Rolfe, his traslation is preferable. I'd find the three Loeb's. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by LRE
Sadly, this work is only half as long as what it should be - the first half of AM's history went missing in Antiquity and such a loss is immeasurable. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Bernard Michael O'Hanlon
First-year Roman history and classics students often groan when faced with the prospect of reading the original sources, even in English translation. Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Michael K. Smith
Once again, Penguin has provided less than necessary for their readers. This edition is lacking substantial pieces, primarily descriptions from areas beyond the Empire. Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by Kirialax