[Loyola University Chicago] LATN 388/488
Readings in Latin Literature I:
Ammianus Marcellinus

Ammianus Marcellinus deserves fame as the last practitioner of the great Roman art of secular historiography. We will read selections of his Res Gestae and, in seminar-style discussions, explore the important dimensions of his literary achievement: later Roman language, history and culture, political machinations, military triumphs and debacles, the challenge of imperial Christianity, and what being Roman could still mean amidst it all.

Wednesday, 2:30-5:00 PM
Crown Center 572
Dr. Jacqueline Long

Office Hours: MWF 9:30-10:20 AM, Crown Center 553
e-mail: jlong1@orion.it.luc.edu


Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae, ed. and tr. John C. Rolfe, Loeb Classical Library, 3 vols. (Harvard UP, 1935-1939).

Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

Policies and Assessment

Additional Resources

ORB - Late Antiquity (homepage for a clearinghouse of on-line resources on the later Roman empire)
De Imperatoribus Romanis (on-line encyclopedia of Roman emperors)
RomanSites (annotated catalogue of websites on all aspects of Roman antiquity)
RomArch (clearinghouse of internet resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces)
Internet Medieval Sourcebook: The End of the Classical World (index to translated primary texts on-line)
Society for Late Antiquity (links to discussion-list, conferences, and additional resources)
Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine Studies Page (activities of the major US research library in this field)

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Revised 8 January 2001 by jlong1@orion.it.luc.edu