The Ammianus Marcellinus Electronic Project

Bibliography -- By Jan Willem Drijvers

There is a large number of publications dealing with Ammianus and subjects concerning his Res Gestae. This bibliography offers only the more general works and the recently appeared books in the hope that their bibliographies will lead the reader to publications dealing with more specific topics. The extensive bibliographies of the "Dutch commentaries" (J. den Boeft et al.) may also be helpful. 


-E.A. Thompson, The Historical Work of Ammianus Marcellinus, Cambridge 1947 (repr. Groningen 1969)
-A. Demandt, Zeitkritik und Geschichtsbild im Werk Ammians, Bonn 1965
-P.-M. Camus, Ammien Marcellin. Témoin des courants culturels et religieux à la fin du IVe siècle, Paris 1967
-K. Rosen, Studien zur Dartstellungskunst und Glaubwürdigkeit des Ammianus Marcellinus, Bonn 1970
-Hans Drexler, Ammianstudien, Spudasmata XXXI, Hildesheim/New York 1974
-R.C. Blockley, Ammianus Marcellinus. A Study of his Historiography and Political Thought, Brussels 1975
-G. Sabbah, La méthode d'Ammien Marcellin. Recherches sur la construction du discours historique dans les Res Gestae, Paris 1978
-K. Rosen, Ammianus Marcellinus, Darmstadt 1982
-Robin Seager, Ammianus Marcellinus. Seven Studies in his Language and Thought, Columbia 1986
-John Matthews, The Roman Empire of Ammianus, London 1989
-J. den Boeft, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler (eds.), Cognitio Gestorum. The Historiographic Art of Ammianus Marcellinus, Amsterdam 1992
-T.D. Barnes, Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality, Ithaca 1998
-Axel Brandt, Moralische Werte in den Res gestae des Ammianus Marcellinus, Hypomnemata 122, Göttingen 1999
-Jan Willem Drijvers and David Hunt (eds.), The Late Roman World and Its Historian. Interpreting Ammianus Marcellinus, London/New York 1999
-Anja Wieber-Scariot, Zwischen Polemik und Panegyrik. Frauen des Kaiserhauses und Herrscherinnen des Ostens in den Res gestae des Ammianus Marcellinus, Bochumer Altertumswissenschaftliches Colloquium 41, Trier 1999
-Frank Wittchow, Exemplarisches Erzählen bei Ammianus Marcellinus. Episode, Exemplum, Anekdote, Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 144, Leipzig 2001


-Fabrizio Feraco, Ammiano geografo. La digressione sulla Persia, Studi Latini 54, Naples 2004
-Jason P. Davies, Rome's Religious History: Livy, Tacitus, and Ammianus on Their Gods, Cambridge 2005
-J. den Boeft, J.W. Drijvers, D. den Hengst & H.C. Teitler, Ammianus after Julian. The Reign of Valentinian and Valens in Books 26-31 of the Res Gestae, Mnemosyne Supplementa 289, Leiden 2007
-Gavin Kelly, Ammianus Marcellinus. The Allusive Historian, Cambridge 2008