A.D. 378.) RETREAT OF THE GOTUS FROM CONSTANTINOPLE. 023 accessible beauties of the city, and the immensity of its population; also the vicinity of the strait which divides the Black Sea from the Ægean. Then after destroying the works which they had constructed, having sustained greater losses than they had inflicted, they raised the siege, and roamed at random over the northern provinces, which they traversed without restraint as far as the Julian Alps, which the ancients used to call the Venetian Alps.

8. At this time the energy and promptitude of Julius, the commander of the forces on the other side of Mount Taurus, was particularly distinguished; for when he learnt what had happened in Thrace, be sent secret letters to all the governors of the different cities and forts, who were all Romans (which at this time is not very common), requesting them, on one and the same day, as at a concerted signal, to put to death all the Goths who had previously been admitted into the places under their charge; first luring them into the suburbs, in expectation of receiving the pay which had been promised to them. This wise plan was carried out without any disturbance or any delay; and thus the Eastern provinces were delivered from great dangers.

9. Thus have I, a Greek by birth, and formerly a soldier, related all the events from the accession of Nerva to the death of Valens, to the best of my abilities; professing above all things to tell the truth, which, as I believe, I have never knowingly perverted, either by silence or by falsehood. Let better men in the flower of their age, and of eminent accomplishments, relate the subsequeni events. But if it should please them to undertake the task, I warn them to sharpen their tongues to a loftier style.



Ælian, Count, 182, 183; crucified by
ABANNI, a people of Africa, 533

the Persjans, 200
Abarne, a town in Mesopotamia, noted Ænus, a city of Thrace, 286, 444
for its hot springs, 182

Africanus, Governor of the second Pan.
Abdera, the birthplace of Protagoras nonia, 50, 95
and Democritus, 286

Agabana, a fortress in Persia, 463
Abdigidus, a tribune, 173

Agathocles, king of Sicily, 44
A bienus, a senator, 477, 478

Agathyrsi, a tribe near the Pal19
Abii, a people of Persia, 339

Mæotis, 291
Ablabius, prefect of the prætorium, Agazaca, a city of the Paropanisata,

Abora, or Chaboras, a river in Meso- ! Agenaricus, king of the Allemanni, 113
potamia, 111

Agilimundus, a chieftain of the Quadi,
Abydos, 287

Abydum, a town in Thebais, 208 Agilo, an equerry, 34, 266 ; pro
Achæi, a Caspian tribe, 290

moted to the prefecture by Julian,
Achaiacala, a fort on an island in the 279; recalled to military service by
Euphrates, 350

Procopius, 422; intercedes for his
Acheron, the river, 289

father-in-law Araxius, 432
Acherusian cave, the, 289

| Aginatius put to death by Maximin
Asilius Glabrio, the first Roman to

whom a statue was erected, 16 Aiadalthes, a tribune, 181
Acimjncum, a town in Hungary, Alani, a Scythian tribe, 291, 328, 580

581, 599, 611
Acour, a port on the Euxine Sea, 289 Alatheus, 583, 587, 611
Acontid, a species of serpent in Egypt, Alavivus, a general of the Goths, 585,

Acontiamih, a narrow defile between Albani, allies of the Persians, 176, 137
Thrace and Macedonia, 443

Acropatena, a province of Media, 335 | Albinus of Etruria, 56
Sadaces, a Persian Satrap, killed, 374 Alexander the Great, 41, 46, 89
Addens, 531

Alexander of Heliopolis, 319
Adelphiu., picfect of Rome, 92

Alexandria, a village near Rome, 131
Adiabas, a river in Assyria, 334

— in Egypt, 300; described, 312
Adiabene, a pwovince of Assyria, 176, its temples and library, 314; in
320, 333

schools, 315
Adonis, 186

- a city in Arachosia, 343
Adrastea, the goddess of retribution, in Ariana, 342
led also Nemesis, 42, 281

- in Carmania, 339
Aidastje, king of the Argives, 41

- an island in Persia, 338
Aliaus, keeper of the records, 56, 58 - a town in Sogdiana, 340
&gean Sea, 286

| Alfenus, a distinguished lawyer, 55€


Alicodia, a city in Bactria, 340 | Amphiaraus, an ancient seer, 4
Aligildus, a count, 271, 277

Amphilochius, a Paphlagonian, 252
Aliso, a tribune, 427

Amphisbæna, a serpent, 311
Alitrophagi, a Scythian tribe, 341 Amphitheatre at Rome, 102, 411
Allemanni, or Germans—these names | Amphitris, a Spartan, the charioteer en

are used promiscuously by Ammi- | Castor and Pollux, 290
apus-defeated at the battle of Stras- Amudis, a fort in Mesopotamia, 173
burg, 118, 247 ; lay waste Gaul and Amycus, king of the Bebrycii, 283
Rhaetia, 413, 414; defeated by Anaphe, an island in the Egean Sex,
Jovinus, 438, 567 ; make incursions 139
into the Roman territory, 602 ; are Anatha, a fortress in Mesopotamn

defeated, 604
Allobroges, a nation of Gaul, 81 Anatolis, prefect of Illyricum, 914;
Alpheus, a river rising in Arcadia, 53 | master of the offices, 234; his death,
Alps, the Cottian, 75; the Julian, 259; 1 253

the Grecian, 76; the Penine, 76; Anatolius, an officer of the palace, 504

Hannibal's passage of the, 77 Anaxagoras the philosopher, 287; pre
Alypius of Antioch, 317, 514

dicted the fall of stones and eartb-
a Roman noble, 471

quakes, 315
Amantius, a soothsayer, 472

Anaximander, a Milesian philosopher,
Amanus, a mountain range in Cilicia, 139

Anazarbus, a city of Cilicia, 27
Amardus, a river in Media, 337 Anchialos, a city of Thrace, 293, 444
Amastris, a city in Paphlagonia, 289 Ancorarius, a mountain of Mauritanin,
Amazons, one of the Caspian tribes, 531 .

291 ; Jefeated by the Athenians, Ancyra, a city of Galatia, 296, 403, 426

Andernach (Antumacum), 161
Amicenses, a Sarmatian tribe, 154 Andocides, a Grecian orator, 554
Amida, a city of Mesopotamia, 174; | Andriscus of Adramyttium, 44, 421

besieged by Sapor, 185; betrayed by | Andronicus, a poct, 209
a deserter, 192; courage of the gar- Anepsia, wife of Victorinus, 475, 473
rison, 195; a sortie of the Gallic Anicii, the, a noble family at Rome, 9
troops, from, 195, 236

Anniba, a mountain in Scythia, 311
Amiens (Ambians), a city in Belgium, Anthemusia, a province of Mesopo
79, 453

tamia, 10
Imninias, a Persian general, 369 Anthropophagi, a Scythian tribe, 580
Ainisus, a city in Pontus, 289

Antibes (Antipolis), a town in Gal,79
Ammianus, his noble birta, 199 Antinoöpolis, a city in Egypt, 312

placed under Ursicinus, governor of Antioch in Syria, 28; visited by the
Nisibis, by the Emperor Constantius, Emperor Julian, 297; by Joris,
30; returns to Italy, 37; his in- | 401
dustry, 45; sent into Gaul, 60; | Antiochia, in Persia, 339
sent back to the East, 103; visits Antiphon, a Greek orator, 554 .
Thebes, 130; recalled, 171 ; escapes Antoninopolis, a town in Mesoari
from Nisibis, 173; sent to Jovini- built by Constantias, 182
anus, satrap of Corduena, 175; Antoninus, a wealthy merchait
narrow escape of, 181; arrives at wards one of the protectora. 1o8:
Antioch, 200; accompanies Julian his treachery, 169
in his expedition against the Persians, | Antonius, a tribune, 415
326; returns with Jovian, 402; his | Anzaba, a river in Mesopotami?!

advice to future historians, 623 A pamia, a city in Assyria, 334, 3*.
Ampelius, prefect of Otricoli, 472 |-a city in Thrnce, 387

Apamia, a city in Syria, 28

| Arethusa, a town in Thrace, the burial-
Apis, the sacred Egyptian bull, 306 place of Euripides, 443
Apodemius, the secretary for the pro- Argæus, a mountain in Cappadocia, 233

vinces, 41, 46; sentenced to be Argonauts, the, 27
burnt alive, 280

Ariana, a province of Persia, 342
Apollinarii, father and son, the former Arias, a river in Arcana, 342

governor of Phenicia, the latter Ariaspe, a town in the province of
steward of the palace, 26

Drangiana, 342
Apollo, the Cimæan, 334; of Daphne, Arimaspi, a fierce one-eyed nation

303; the Palatine, 320; the Smin bordering on Persia, 332
thian, 286

Arimphæi, a nation bordering on the
Apollonia, a city of Thrace, 293

Euxine, 292
- - in Assyria, 334

Arinchi, a savage tribe near the Euxine,
Apollonius of Tyana, 270

Apronianus, prefect of Rome, 317; Arintheus, a tribune, 54; commands
suppresses the magicians, 411

the left wing of the army under
Aprunculus Gallus, an orator and sooth Julian, 347; ambassador to the

sayer, afterwards governor of Nar Persians, 393, 446
bonne, 277

Aristænetus, prefect of Bithynia, lost
Aquileia, the capital of Venetia, 261; | his life in an earthquake, 138

besieged by Julian, 261; surrenders, Aristarchus the grammarian, 314

Aristides, 558
Aquitani, a nation of Gaul, 78 | Aristobulus consul with Diocletian,
Arabia reduced to a Roman province 317

by the Emperor Trajan, 29, Arabia Arles (Arelate), a town on the Rhone.

Felix, 338
Arabis, a river in the country of the Armenia conquered by Galerius, 134;
Drangeani, 342

its restoration to the Persians de
Aracha, a town in Susiana, 335, 337 manded by Sapor, 135; abandoned
Arachosia, a Persian province, 342 by Jovian in the treaty of Vura,
Arachotoscrene, a marsh in Arachosia, 394, 549
* 343

Armonius, a mountain in Asia Minor,
Aradius, count of the east, 317

Araharius, a Sarmatian chief, 149 Arsaces, the first king of the Parthians,
Arar, a river in Gaul (the Saone), 80
Arator, duke, 481

- king of Armenia, an ally of Con-
Aratus the poet, 299, 386

stantius, 235; of Julian, 3i8; taken
Araxates, a river in Sogdiana, 340 prisoner by the Persians, 394 ; pat
Araxius, prefect of the prætorium, 422 to death, 463
Arbaca, a city in Arachosia, 343 Arsacia, a city of Media, 237
Arbela, a city in Adiabene, 334

Arsiana, a city of Susiana, 335
Arbetio, 36, 47, 92; made consul, 71, Arsinoë, a city of Cyrene, ancity

called Tauchira, and now Tochira, 312
Arboreus, high chamberlain, 49 Artabannes, a Persian satrap, 463
Arbor Felix, fortress of, 605

Artabius, a river in Gedrosia, a distric:
Arcadius, a river of the Euxine, 289 of Persia, 343
Archelaus, a general of King Mithri- | Artacana, a city of Parthia, 338
dates, 116

Artemis, a river in Bactria, 340
Archimedes the mathematician, 407 Artemisia, qucen of Caria, 487
Ardea, a town in Persia, 338

Artemius, deputy-governor of Ronia,
Areans, a sect, 485

Areopagus, 518

- duke of Egypt, 300


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