Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ammianus' JulianNarrative and Genre in the Res Gestae$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alan J. Ross

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198784951

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 September 2020



(p.203) Epilogue
Ammianus' Julian

Alan J. Ross

Oxford University Press

The Epilogue offers a summation of the main arguments of the book; namely that Ammianus Marcellinus casts the major episodes of Julian’s reign as topoi, which are familiar from classicizing historiography in Latin, and that in doing so he deliberately presents a more ‘Romanized’ account of Julian for a Western, Latin-speaking audience. The Epilogue also compares the various points in the narrative where the narrator appears as a participant, and suggests that these are all conditioned by Ammianus’ wish to use his ‘presence’ as a way both of critiquing Julian, and of creating authority for his version of Julian’s reign.

Keywords:   Narratology, Julian, Authority, Roman historiography, Late Antique Historiography

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .