In times of economic decline, increased attention is devoted to companies in financial difficulties. Partly as a result of this basic fact, many countries are currently working (under pressure) to improve existing insolvency legislation. This seems to be largely fuelled—as is the case in The Netherlands—by a strong desire to prevent bankruptcies as much as possible.Statutory legislation aimed at the deferment (or remission) of debt payments is introduced or relaxed in order to provide a fresh start for insolvent companies. An alternative possibility—in the form of informal reorganization—seems often to have been overlooked by legislators. This type of reorganization, therefore, is the focal point in this article.As far as the stimulation of rescue operations is concerned, the authors conclude that legislators must particularly focus their attention on informal reorganization. The thought is that such a policy focus for (member states in) the EU may also be of relevance (in whole or in part) for countries in the CIS/CEE/SEE regions.
After the diligent work of P. de Jonge, who wrote commentaries on books 14 -19 from the 1930s till the 1980s, J. den Boeft, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler and, starting 1995, J.W. Drijvers have steadily worked on the commentaries to the remaining books 20 - 31 of Ammianus Marcellinus'
Res Gestae. Their collaborative work has received much praise in the international scholarly world.
With the publication of the Philological and Historical Commentary on Ammianus Marcellinus volume XXXI, this series has been completed. The entire set is now available in print, containing 18 commentary volumes.
Philological and Historical Commentary to Ammianus Marcellinus' Res Gestae
Ammianus Marcellinus Online is the digital version of the standard and the only complete commentary on Ammianus’
Res Gestae, by J. den Boeft, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler and J.W. Drijvers (books 20-31), and P. de Jonge (books 14-19). Their philological and historical commentary has received much praise in the international scholarly world, and has been completed in 2018.
Ammianus Marcellinus Online includes the commentaries to books 14-31 of
Res Gestae as well as two full text editions in Latin on which the commentaries are based (Clark, 1910 and Seyfarth, 1978).
Ammianus Marcellinus (4th century CE) was a Roman soldier, historian and author of
Res Gestae, a major historical work on the history of Rome from the period of Emperor Nerva (96 CE) to the death of Emperor Valens (378 CE).
Res Gestae originally consisted of thirty-one books, although the first thirteen books have been lost. The surviving eighteen books (books 14-31) cover the period from 353 to 378. The work is of great importance to scholars in Roman history, Latin philology, military history and historiography in general.
Features and benefits
The only complete historical and philological commentary on Ammianus
Access to all available commentaries (books 14-31)
Includes two complete text editions (Clark, 1910 and Seyfarth, 1978)
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Languages: Latin, Greek, German, English
Review "A monumental work of scholarship that no historian of the late fourth century can afford to ignore. [...] One could hardly expect more of any commentary." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.09.50
The Philological and Historical Commentary to Ammianus Marcellinus'
Res Gestae is the standard and the only complete commentary on
Res Gestae. It is of great importance to scholars in Roman history, Latin philology, military history and historiography in general.
After the diligent work of P. de Jonge, who wrote commentaries on books 14-18 from the 1930s till the 1980s, J. den Boeft, D. den Hengst, H.C. Teitler and, starting 1991, J.W. Drijvers have steadily worked on the commentaries to the remaining books 19-31 of Res Gestae. Their collaborative work has received much praise in the international scholarly world, and has been completed in 2018.