Book 27 deals with events between 365 and 370. Military operations in the western and eastern half of the Empire take up a large part of the available space. Apart from military matters Ammianus deals with internal affairs. He discusses the terms of office of four Roman urban prefects and paints a picture of Petronius Probus, the mightiest civil official of the period. The most striking part of the book contains a portrait of the emperor Valentinian. This passage forms the centre of the book, which therefore has the structure of a triptych: of the two outer parts each contains military affairs in the West and the East and reports on some notable non-military events, whilst in the central panel Valentinian takes pride of place.
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Table des matières
Commentary on Chapter 4
Commentary on Chapter 5
Commentary on Chapter 6
Commentary on Chapter 7
Commentary on Chapter 8
Commentary on Chapter 9
Commentary on Chapter 10
Commentary on Chapter 11
Commentary on Chapter 12
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