Ammianus After Julian: the Reign of Valentinian and Valens by den Boeft, (ed.), Drijvers, J.W. (ed.), Hengst, D. den

By den Boeft, (ed.), Drijvers, J.W. (ed.), Hengst, D. den (ed.), Teitler, H.C. (ed.)

The papers during this quantity deal with ancient, historiographical and literary features of the final six books of Ammianus Marcellinus Res Gestae, which take care of the interval among the dying of Julian (363) and the Roman defeat at Hadrianople (378).

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9 Them. Or. 74 a: τε γ ρ παρ το πλ ους ν ρρησις τ ντιμον χει τε παρ" ν ς το κρατο ντος. μφω τα τα φ μ ν συνδεδρ μηκε. κα νικ τ πλ ει μ ν τερος, τ κρατο ντι δ σ , μ λλον δ κα το πλ ους ψ φος ε ς σ περι κει. selbstdarstellung der valentinianischen dynastie 37 Und eben daraus gewinnt Themistios das Zeichen für die Tugendhaftigkeit: Die Geschwisterliebe—unter Herrscherbrüdern, wie die Zeitgenossen nur allzu gut wußten, keine Selbstverständlichkeit—prägt die beiden und ist ein Beweis, daß ihre Erhebung sich von Gott herleitet.

153 Blockley. DER REFLEX DER SELBSTDARSTELLUNG DER VALENTINIANISCHEN DYNASTIE BEI AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS UND DEN KIRCHENHISTORIKERN Hartmut Leppin Abstract: The representation of the Valentinian dynasty differs in some regards from what is generally known about late antique emperors. This article argues that certain elements are reflected in Ammianus Marcellinus and, to a lesser degree, in the church historians. The first example is the accession of Valentinian and Valens to the throne: officially and in the works of the church historians, this was a straightforward step, based on a general consensus within Rome.

39 Dazu ausführlich Bruno Bleckmann, ‚Bemerkungen zu den Annales des Nicomachus Flavianus‘, Historia 44 (1995) 83–99, 87–89. 40 Kedren. Chron. 541,3–5 Bonn: ν δ τ σ ματι ε μεγ ης, τ ν χροι ν ρυ ρ ς, τ ν τρ χα τ ς κεφαλ ς π ξαν ον χων, το ς φ αλμο ς ρα ους, μικρ ν πιγλαυκ ζοντας. 41 Hinweise auf Körpergröße, Beschaffenheit der Haare, der Haut und der Augenfarbe finden sich in dieser Form nicht in den anderen Kaiserporträts Ammians. Amm. 14 behandelt für Jovian den Gang, den Gesichtsausdruck, die Augenfarbe und die Körpergröße Jovians: Es sind also andere Elemente in einer anderen Reihung.

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