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Komes Marcellin, "vir clarissimus". Historyk i jego dzieło
Comes Marcellinus, "vir clarissimus". The Historian and his Work

Author(s): Mirosław J. Leszka, Szymon Wierzbiński
Subject(s): History, Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: comes Marcellinus; chronicle; early Byzantine Empire; Byzantine historiography; Anastasius I; Justin I; Justinian I
Summary/Abstract: This book is devoted comes Marcellinus and his Chronicle. Dating from the first half of the sixth century, the Chronicle of Comes Marcellinus, covering the period from 379 to 534 and supplemented by an anonymous author after 548, is undoubtedly an important work for scholars dealing with the history of early Byzantium. Although Marcellin wrote his Chronicle in Constantinople, in a primarily Greek environment, he wrote it in Latin, his mother tongue. However, despite writing in Latin, he focused his narrative around the affairs of the eastern part of the Roman Empire and looked at the world largely through the lens of a resident of the City, and he can certainly be considered a Constantinopolitan writer.The book is divided into three main parts. The first one (entitled Author) is devoted to Comes Marcellinus himself. Part two of the book (Chronicle) is devoted to the Chronicle of Marcellinus. In its initial part it presents information concerning, among other things, the principles of its composition, sources and main themes. The second part is a comprehensively commented translation of the Chronicle into Polish, preceded by the Latin text. The third part of the book (Continuation of Marcellin Komes' Chronicle) is devoted to the anonymous continuation of the Chronicle of Marcellinus, which covers the period from 534 to 548.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-696-8
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8220-695-1
  • Page Count: 282
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish