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Un-Roman Ways

Michael Kulikowski: The Last Days of Rome, 24 September 2009

428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire 
by Giusto Traina, translated by Allan Cameron.
Princeton, 203 pp., £16.95, May 2009, 978 0 691 13669 1
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... of evidence, is actually quite extraordinary. Sources that did not exist even a decade later allow Giusto Traina to circle the whole Roman Empire, and many of its neighbours, flitting between different narratives that are rarely joined together in the standard accounts of the period. These tend to give short shrift to one part or another of the sprawling ...

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