Ammianus Marcellinus’ Attitude Towards Historian’s Work: Theory and Reality

Ermolova Irina E.

The article considers historical reliability of Ammianus Marcellinus’ work. The author compares the aims set by the historian with their practical realization influenced by the circumstances of his life. Special attention is paid to Ammianus’s attitude towards his military leader Urzicinus.

Keywords: Ammianus Marcellinus, historiography