This commentary is the fifth volume in a series of commentaries on the fourth-century historian Ammianus Marcellinus, which continues the commentaries by P. de Jonge on Books XIV-IXX. In XXIV the Persian expedition of Julian is described, from its successful start until the failure to take the capital Ctesiphon. The commentary deals both with the philological, literary and linguistic problems in the Latin text and with the historical and geographical details that are necessary for an understanding of the course of events. Special attention is given to the author’s highly personal involvement as a participant in the expedition.
J. den Boeft is Emeritus Professor of Latin at the Free University of Amsterdam, specialist in patristic and other religious texts from Late Antiquity.
J.W. Drijvers is Assistant Professor of Ancient History in Groningen. He is a specialist in the history of Late Antiquity.
D. den Hengst is Professor of Latin at the University of Amsterdam, specialist in the field of Late Antique historiography.
H.C. Teitler is Assistant Professor in Utrecht. He is a specialist in the history of Late Antiquity.
Scholars interested in the intellectual, military and political history of the fourth century CE, as well as those interested in philology in the widest sense of the word and in Latin linguistics.