• History
Period covered:
Julian, the Persian campaign of 363
State of Preservation:
  • Secular history (classicizing history)
  • Secular history (general)
Another possible testimony to Magnus is found in Suda A 2094.
According to Mendelssohn and Klein, Zosimus used Magnus on Julian's expedition (Mendelssohn 1887: xxxix-xlvii; Klein 1914: 58-134). Thompson (1947) and Paschoud (1979: xlix-l) argue against this idea. Fornara (1991: 15) argues that Malalas consulted an abridged form of Magnus' work. Colonna (1956: 73) argues that Magnus wrote a chronicle that went from the creation to his own time.
Edition - Translation:
  • B. Bleckmann (2017) 'Magnus von Karrhai: Zur Bedeutung der Malalas-Chronik für die Rekonstruktion der Zeitgeschichte Julians', in Die Weltchronik des Johannes Malalas, ed. L. Carrara, M. Meier, C. Radtki - Jansen. Stuttgart: 99-133.
  • M.E. Colonna (1956) Gli storici Byzantini dal IV al XV secolo. Volume One: Storici Profani. Naples: 72-73.
  • Ch.W. Fornara (1991) 'Julian's Persian expedition in Ammianus and Zosimus'. The Journal of Hellenic Studies 3: 1-15.
  • P. Janiszewski (2006) The missing link: Greek pagan historiography in the second half of the third century and in the fourth century A.D. Warsaw: 123-129.
  • E. Jeffreys (1990) 'Malalas' sources'. In: Studies in John Malalas, ed. E. Jeffreys - B. Crock - R. Scott. Sydney: 197-216.
  • L. Mendelssohn (1887) (ed.) Zosimi comiti et exadvocati fisci historia nova. Leipzig.
  • A.F. Norman (1957) 'Magnus in Ammianus, Eunapius and Zosimus: New evidence'. The Classical Quarterly 51: 129-133.
  • F. Paschoud (1979) (ed.) Zosime: Histoire Nouvelle. Volume 1.2. Paris: xlix-l.
  • I. Thurn (2000) Ioannis Malalae Chronographia (Corpus fontium historiae Byzantinae: Series Berolinensis, 35). Berlin.