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The early sixth century historian Zosimus of Constantinople was conservative in his outlook, continuing to believe in the ancient pagan gods, even though he flourished more than a century after Constantine. His ‘New History’ offers a brief sketch of the history of the early Roman emperors from Augustus to Diocletian, before dealing more fully with the ascension of Constantius Chlorus and Galerius to the death of Theodosius I. The final books chart the events leading up to the sack of Rome in 410. Zosimus’ style is characterised as concise, clear and pure. His object was to account for the decline of the Roman Empire from the pagan point of view, blaming the rise of the new faith for the demise of the Roman world. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Zosimus’ complete extant works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Zosimus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Zosimus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* The anonymous translation, published by Green and Chaplin, London, 1814
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Features a bonus biography — discover Zosimus’ ancient world


The Translation
New History

The Greek Text
Contents of the Greek Text

The Biography
Brief Biography: Zosimus (1911) by William Milligan

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