For four centuries after the Roman legions of Lucullus and Pompey arrived, the Mesopotamian Borderland remained one of the most important stages for imperial interaction in the Roman world, says Cameron, the stage on which imperial power was compelled to be manifest by the ever-present threat of the Persian "Other." Considering first tradition and narrative, then movement and power, he discusses such matters as Strabo's sources, Hellenistic knowledge, Ammianus
Marcellinus, Pliny the Elder, arranging people, desert routes, representing Mesopotamian trade, Roman power in the Borderland, and globalization and networks in the Mesopotamian Borderland.
A 4th Century army officer and historian, Ammianus
Marcellinus, referred to the single, vertical upraised arm of the other as "the scorpion's sting," thus the name.
a few: Herodotus, Aristotle, Strabo, Ammianus
, Procopius, Al-Jahiz, Ali
Brandt, A.: Moralische Werte in den Res gestae des Ammianus
Thus, the military tactics of the Arabs, the one of quick raids on horseback, which had already been reported by Ammianus
Marcellinus in the late fourth century, required creating an army in the Frankish kingdom that would be able to fight on the horseback (AMMIANUS
MARCELLINUS 1999, Lib.
A few scholars, following the great Theodor Mommsen, have hypothesized that Jordanes discovered this story in the fourth-century historian Ammianus
Frakes, "Some Thoughts on the Length of the Lost Books of Ammianus
," in R.M.
To give an idea about the extermination of Greek pagans, I quote from the 17th Volume of Res Gestae Libri XXXI, which covers the 4th century AD, by the famous Roman historian Ammianus
Marcellinus: "The bishop of Alexandria Georgios and his gang went through the streets of Alexandria cutting up people and setting fire to everything.
Others who offered to take part in a symposium were Dr Lubbe on the future task of teachers of the Classics, Mr Thorpe on the history of Lugdunum and Dr Naude on the influence of Ammianus
Marcellinus on Gibbon's causes for the Decline and Fall.
Marcelinus and the Representation of the Historical Reality, New York: Cornell University Press.
On the wall at the museum you will see these words "The Fairest City of the Orient" Ammianus
Marcellinus, XXIII, which says everything about how things were in Antakya.
Lupicinus, in a show of good faith, allowed both Alavivus and Fritigern to leave, but, in the words of historian Ammianus
, who may have witnessed many of these events, the seeds of war had been irrevocably sown: