The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars: AD 363-630 : a narrative sourcebook

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Michael H. Dodgeon, Samuel N. C. Lieu, Geoffrey Greatrex
Routledge, 2002 - History - 373 pages
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Late antiquity was an eventful period on the eastern frontier of the Roman empire. From the failure of the Emperor Julian's invasion of Persia in 363 AD to the overwhelming victory of the Emperor Heraclius in 628, the Romans and Persians were engaged in almost constant conflict. This book, sequel to the volume covering the years 226-363 AD, provides translations of key texts on relations between the opposing sides, taken from a wide range of sources. Many have never before been available in a modern language, and all are fully set in context with expert commentary and extensive annotation. Their focus ranges from the frequent wars of the sixth century to diplomacy in the more peaceful fifth century, as well as looking at events on the frontier itself. An enlightening reference tool which will be valuable for all levels studying the Roman east.

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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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