The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars (AD 226-363): A Documentary History

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Michael H. Dodgeon, Samuel N. C. Lieu
Psychology Press, 1994 - 429 páginas
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The crisis of the third century saw Rome not only embroiled in contests of succeeding short-lived Emperors, but assailed by an increasing variety of hostile peoples from outside its frontiers. Owing to the complex racial interplay of this period, the sources for its history have to be compiled from a wide variety of sources. The least adequate are those in Latin, the imperial lives of the Historia Augusta . These have to be supplemented by the Greek chronicles of Zosimus and John Malalas of Antioch, as well as the Armenian history of Moses of Chorene, the Arabic History of the Arabs of Al-Tabari , as well as inscriptions in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syrian and other languages. This volume collects these diverse sources for the first time in English translation, and will be a uniquely valuable resource for scholars working on a period of Roman history that is attracting increasing attention.
 

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c AD 226352
9
The Persian expedition of Gordian III the first
34
The Second and Third Campaigns of Shapnr I
49
The Rise and Fall of Palmyra
68
From Probus to Diocletian
111
The early wars
164
The later wars of Constantins II
211
The Persian Expedition of Julian
231
Select passages from Armenian historians
300
Select documents from DuraEuropos
328
Eastern victories in imperial titulature
336
Notes
349
Glossary of Roman military terms
401
Index of translated passages
421
General index
430
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Select passages from sources in Arabic
275

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Samuel Nan-Chiang Lieu is Professor of Ancient History and Co-Director of the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre, Macquarie University. He is the author of many books including The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars II AD 363 630 (with G. Greatrex, 2002), From Constantine to Julian: Pagan and Byzantine Views (with D. A. S. Montserrat, 1996), The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars AD 226 363 (with M. Dodgeon, 1991, revised 1994, 1996).

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