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Structure of the Res Gestae -- By Jan Willem Drijvers

This arrangement (by book, chapter and section) of Ammianus’ Res Gestae (including the city prefects of Rome and the dates) is partly based on T.D. Barnes, Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality, Ithaca/London 1998, 34-42

Book XIV
1
Cruelty of Gallus Caesar
2-4.1
Events of summer 353 (i.a. inroads of Isaurians)
4.2-7
The Saraceni
5.1-5
Constantius winters at Arles, 353-354 (torture of followers of Magnentius)
5.6-9
Paul "the Chain"
6.1
City prefecture of Orfitus (8 December 353-summer 355)
6.2-27
Digression on Senate and People of Rome
7-9
The government of Gallus, 353-354
8
Digression on provinces of Oriens
10
Campaign of Constantius to the upper Rhine in 354 (Alamanni)
11.1-26
Gallus' recall, arrest, and execution
11.27-34
Obituary of Gallus

Book XV
1
Death of Gallus reported to Constantius
2
Accusations of treason against Ursicinus, Julian and Gorgonius
3.1-6
Punishment of Gallus' supporters
3.7-11
The affair of Africanus
4.1+7.13
Campaign of Constantius against Alamanni (355)
4.2-6
Digression on the Bodensee
5.1-34
Silvanus hailed as Augustus at Cologne
5.35-36
Reaction of Constantius to the suppression of Silvanus
6
Repression by Paul of accomplices of Silvanus
7.1-5
Leontius suppresses riots of people of Rome, summer 355 to winter 356-357
7.6-10
Bishop Liberius of Rome deposed
8
Julian proclaimed Caesar (6 November 355) and sent to Gaul
9-12
Digression on Gaul
13
The corruption of Musonianus and Prosper

Book XVI
1-4
Actions of Julian in 356 in Gaul against Alamanni and Franks
5
Merits of Julian
6-8
Accusations at court against Arbetio and plotting against Julian
9
Negotiations for peace with the Persians
10
Constantius visits Rome (28 April-29 May 357), then departs in haste for Illyricum
11-12.66
Campaign of Julian in 357 against the Alamanni (battle of Strasburg)
12.67-70
Constantius' reaction to Julian's victory

Book XVII
1-3
Campaign of 357 continued
4.1
Orfitus for second time city prefect (spring 357-spring 359)
4.2-23
Obelisk set up by Constantius in Circus Maximus (Rome) and account of obelisks and hieroglypics
5
Exchange of letters between Sapor and Constantius
6
Iuthungi invade Raetia
7.1-8
Earthquake of 24 August 358
7.9-14
Digression on earthquakes
8-10
Julian's campaign of 358
11
Envy at the court of Constantius about Julian's successes in Gaul
12-13
Constantius' campaign of 358 against Sarmati and Quadi
14
Negotiations with Persia without result; Sapor demands Armenia and Mesopotamia

Book XVIII
1
Administration of Julian in Gaul
2
His campaign of 359
3
Execution of Barbatio by Constantius
4
Sapor prepares attack on Roman territory
5
Antoninus goes over to Sapor
6
Ursicinus is sent back again to Mesopotamia, after first being summoned from there
7
Sapor invades Mesopotamia
8
700 Illyrian horsemen put to flight by the Persians; Marcellinus and Ursicinus escape in different directions
9
Description of Amida
10
Two Roman fortresses surrender to Sapor

Book XIX
1-9
The siege and capture of Amida by Sapor (359)
10
People of Rome rebel out of fear of scarcity of grain when Tertullus is city prefect (?360 to autumn 361)
11
Campaign against Sarmatae Limigantes
12.1-18
Trials for high treason
12.19-20
Prodigy at Daphne
13
Isaurian raids

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